COVID-19 - Coronavirus: Implications on Business
Pony Sameday is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our partners and customers and playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders.
Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how businesses have to adapt and prepare for the new normal. The COVID-19 outbreak has delivered a blow to businesses of all sizes as everything from small restaurants to multinational corporations have been forced to change how they operate and do work amid a series of government shutdown orders to help stem the tide of the virus and to control the spread. Businesses have had to implement huge organisational changes in just a matter of weeks to attempt to stay afloat, with many companies shifting to full-scale working from home plans and others going all in on delivery.
In just a few short weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak and pandemic has changed the way millions of businesses operate around the world in an unprecedented manner. As business owners and employees navigate the new normal, here are some of the ways we have adapted to staying in operation amid a global pandemic.
- Like most businesses we have scaled down operations and some staff are working from home.
- Couriers do not come to base, they are on stand-by at home. All couriers are now equipped with PPE and face masks.
- Physical delivery notes are not being signed if possible and photographic evidence is used as proof of delivery (POD).
- Customers can leave packages at a safe distance and our courier will collect once customer is safe and at a distance.
- Payments are all now electronic, cash is eliminated.
During this pandemic our team has become key workers, involved in collection and the transportation of Covid-19 testing equipment and test samples. We are doing our part in overcoming this global threat. As a responsible company all our staff are well taken care of and if they need time off to self-isolate, then they will be given such time.
Our on board and hand carry courier service to worldwide destinations was temporarily suspended when all flights and airports were closed. As the aviation industry re-opens, so do we for on board services, but this will be for limited destinations only. We hope to full resume operations in-line with FCO guidelines. The safety of our staff is paramount and we will only transport to destinations if the FCO rules allow. For more information on the destinations that are allowed by the FCO, click on the following link. Foreign & Commonwealth Office.