Covid-19 - GMI safety protocol
As GMI, we have to balance the important work we do on behalf of our clients, whilst at the same time taking reasonable measures to protect ourselves, our employees, our families, and our communities from the effects of COVID-19.
Following this, we will be adhering to strict general hygiene measures as well as social distancing to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.
In keeping with best practices, we have made sanitizers available in public spaces, and we are increasing the rate of cleaning common surfaces in the workplace.
While our offices remain open, we encourage, where possible, for documents to be served and sent electronically, and for consultations to take place, insofar possible, via digital communication.
Where possible, subject to practice requirements, practitioners and their staff may work from home. However, this fluctuates from practice to practice and we encourage clients to make contact with the attorneys dealing with their matter via email if possible should they have any queries. Our switchboard remains operational however, due to the personnel not necessarily working from the office, it is preferable if the email is used as a primary form of communication.
We also note the directives of the various courts and government offices. We are complying with these arrangements, and this may have an impact on our clients’ matters. However, we will be available to address any concerns that our clients may have in order to try to minimize the impact of these directives on their matters.
Our staff has been informed of our Covid Protocol, and where the staff is symptomatic or otherwise vulnerable to infection, they are advised to self-quarantine.
We hope that by minimizing the potential for the infection to spread, we will play our part in flattening the bell curve and thereby minimize the rate of infection within our immediate vicinity and within the country generally. While we accept that these measures are both disruptive and necessary, we remain committed to providing you with the levels of service that you have been accustomed to and ask that you bear with us as we join the rest of humanity in doing our utmost to mitigate against the negative effects of this pandemic.
We continue to monitor the situation, and if warranted, will take the necessary steps to intensify measures should it become necessary.
The Directors and Staff of GMI