Bridgnorth-based web design company Clickingmad is encouraging businesses across the county to make greater use of technology where possible to help mitigate against the spread of the virus.
Managing director, Shaun Carvill, said: “One of the simplest and most effective measures which businesses can take to help mitigate against the spread of the virus is to make better and greater use of technology to enable more frequent home working.
“In many cases, although not all, people can do their jobs working from anywhere providing they have access to a laptop or computer and a mobile phone.
“There is also an abundance of digital tools and applications which can be used to maintain internal communications with employees and also enable business to business interactions.
“Everything from email, social media, video conferencing, mobile collaboration applications, virtual event platforms and cloud-based file storage systems can be utilised to reduce the need for face-to-face contact and therefore long term helping to mitigate against the spread of this particularly ferocious virus.”
Clickingmad has taken early action to draw up a list of measures to help prevent against coronavirus. They include advising staff on proper hand washing techniques and requesting staff to self-isolate on return from travelling to known affected areas.
Also note this article in the Shropshire Star in November 2009: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2009/11/17/call-for-contingency-plans-over-swine-flu/