March 2, 2020
In response to the first reported case of Covid-19 in Ireland, a 5-Step Business Continuity Plan was issued to all resident businesses located in Wexford Enterprise Centre in anticipation of possible government restrictions which may be imposed in an effort to help curb the escalation of the virus.
As a result, all 32 resident businesses were issued with:
• A personnel planning sheet – detailing basic protective and procedural measures, as advised by the WHO, for companies to consider implementing to help protect their staff.
• A Business Continuity sheet – detailing basic policy and procedural measures suggest by the Business Continuity Institute to support and protect businesses from the economic impact that could occur should the virus spread.
• Face masks.
“We find ourselves in a changing environment where many personal and business risks are now emerging and developing on a daily basis. Our overriding priority is the health, safety and welfare of all those working within the Enterprise Centre, and the business continuity of our tenant companies and the Enterprise Centre itself.” – Brendan Ennis, CEO Wexford Enterprise Centre
In addition, the Centre also immediately increased the number of hand-sanitising dispensing points throughout the building, increased its cleaning and disinfecting schedules and made changes to its security and monitoring procedures.