COVID-19 Statement | General

COVID-19 Statement

LAST UPDATED ON 22/12/2021

On Monday, the UK Government announced that as of today, all remaining COVID restrictions will be removed.  In line with this, we will also be relaxing our current controls.  However, for the protection of everyone on site, we ask that you continue to remain cautious and adhere to the following recommendations in line with the Government guidance:

  • Continue to test regularly with lateral flow tests
  • If you test positive, it is recommended you stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least 5 full days
  • Face Masks will be recommended across all sites
  • The temperature monitors will remain available for use in our reception areas. We would prefer that visitors perform a temperature check on arrival, and if authentication fails as a result of high temperature, it is recommended the individual does not enter the site

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FAQs

Are all of VIRTUS’ data centres still fully operational?

All VIRTUS sites remain fully operational. We are continuing to closely monitor the current unfolding Coronavirus situation in the UK.

We always operate in line with our ISO certifications, which does include epidemic planning. These documents are under continual review in line with developments in national guidance.

 

Are Data Centre Operators classed as ‘Key Workers’ in the UK?

Yes, those running Data Infrastructure are designated key workers. Please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

What would happen if someone started to display symptoms whilst at a data centre?

VIRTUS follow the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE). Firstly, anyone feeling at all unwell cannot gain access to a site. Secondly, if a person falls unwell while on site they are immediately asked to return home, self-isolate and use the NHS111 website. Following PHE advice VIRTUS will carefully clean all areas the individual has been in and monitor the staff they have been in contact with.

 

Who can I contact if I have further concerns?

If you have any other questions or concerns please get in touch with our 24/7 Service Management Centre (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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