Doors and accessories manufacturer BA has announced its timeline for resuming operations across its sites in the UK and Ireland as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Some employees at the firm's headquarters in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone are returning to work this week, with BA stressing that 'the health and safety of our employees remains our no. 1 priority'.
As part of a phased back-to-work plan, customer services staff are now back in place and ready to take calls. Cookstown production staff are set to return to work next week (1st June) to recommence manufacturing operations.
BA's sites in Doncaster and Rotherham have remained operational throughout the lockdown, under social distancing measures. These sites continue to receive orders and supply stocked Pronto product, flat pack and rigid cabinets and kitchens all within the firm's standard lead times.
The week beginning 8th June, Area Sales Managers will return to the field.
Chief executive Peter Rush said the company 'looks forward to supporting all our customers as we begin to exit lockdown'.
‘Over the course of the pandemic, the health and safety of our employees and customers has been our number one priority,' he said.
'We have continued manufacturing products at both our Doncaster and Rotherham facilities during this period in order to meet the needs of our customers, whilst still maintaining social distancing measures.
'The learnings from operating both these sites will be shared with Cookstown as we recommence operations there on the 26th May. Team BA looks forward to supporting all our customers as we begin to exit from lockdown and the economy picks up.’