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Turfgrass Growers Association Operational Status during COVID-19

News Update

As uncertainty mounts about Coronavirus in the UK, Turfgrass Growers Association wishes to reassure all of our members that whilst we are currently operating at maximum staff capacity, it is business as usual. 

Operational Status/Policy

All British Growers staff, including those who adminster the Turfgrass Growers Association, will be working from home from Tuesday 24th March.

We advise that you contact us by email rather than by phone.

BGA’s offices [in Louth and Peterborough] are closed to all visitors and all meetings will be switched to online methods.

All client meetings/events for at least the next three months will either be carried out electronically/online or have been postponed to a date later in the year.

As we have made arrangements for our team to have home access to their emails, IT platforms, accounting packages (including payroll) and online banking services, some internet services may not be operating at the highest level as colleagues will be using their own home broadband, therefore please bear with us over the coming weeks and months.

From a public health perspective, this is a rapidly changing situation and so please rest assured that British Growers has deployed it's Business Continuity Plan to minimise the impact on our staff and our clients whilst continuing to provide a high level of service to you during these challenging times.

If I can kindly ask that going forward for the next month please could you communicate [wherever possible] with us via email and not by telephone, due to possible restraints that we may face during working from home.   We would also ask that, as our offices are closed, [and our post is being held at the sorting office] you electronically forward all important documents.

This is an unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in, and we will continue to closely monitor and comply with official advice from the Government and Public England whilst ensuring we provide a normal service.  In the event that our team become ill or need to self-isolate we will keep you informed.

And finally, our priority over the coming months will be to send regular communications to support all of our member organisations, during this difficult time, so please look after yourselves and please do keep in touch.

 

Contact Turfgrass Growers Association:

coral.russell@britishgrowers.org (Crop Association Manager)

sarah.coxell@britishgrowers.org (Administrator)

brooke.lovelock@britishgrowers.org (Administrator)