17 Mar ACADEMIA COVID-19 STATEMENT ISSUED MARCH 2020
COVID-19 has undoubtably impacted global manufacturing and distribution activities which is therefore, affecting supply to the IT Channel. Given the pace of this story, it is very difficult to issue a definitive statement.
We supply a wide range of products, some of which are manufactured in Asia, and we will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 closely. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any specific guarantees as the true nature of the spread and potential impact of the virus remains uncertain.
In the event of a large proportion of Academia employees being affected by COVID-19, resulting in higher levels of absenteeism, the Management team have developed robust plans to ensure minimal impact on the day-to-day activities of the Company. These plans include increased access to remote working and a clear communication policy.
Academia are in the process of ensuring that all key suppliers have plans in place to ensure their own business continuity, thereby limiting the impact on Academia and their Customers. Suppliers are asked to share their plans with Academia so that we can work together to limit any impact on day-to-day business.