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GWA Offices – How we are managing COVID-19

Information correct as of 16 October 2020

Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer, we also have a legal responsibility to protect our employees, contractors, clients, and others, from risk to their health and safety.

We regularly review the emerging COVID-19 updates and have made major changes to our way of working both inside our offices and also when managing external relations.

Although our office doors remain closed to our clients and the general public for meetings, we want to emphasise that GWA is definitely open for business. The way we have to conduct business has changed, for obvious reasons, however we are working and here to help.

Our objective, from the very start of the crisis was to ensure we continue to deliver ‘Quality Advice – Quality Service’ for all of our clients. Everyone at GWA is working hard to keep disruption to a minimum. We have limited employees working in our offices, along with other measures, to ensure that our workspaces are the safest place that we can make them.

Should you need to deliver or collect documents from our offices in Berwick or Haddington the procedures to do so can be found here on the news section of our website.

We have also published our COVID-19 risk assessment following Government direction that all employers with more than 50 employees should do so. The risk assessment identifies all measures we have put in place to manage and control the risk of the virus and has also been issued to all GWA staff. This document is under constant review and will be updated as applicable in line with the guidance issued by the UK and Scottish governments along with Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland.

We are determined to stand side by side with our clients for the long term. Once again, we encourage you to contact us if you need support. We would like to thank you for your support for the last 100 years, and no more so than now. We know that if we all continue to put people first, we will come through this.

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