COVID-19 Update #2: 26/03/2020

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In this fast moving environment we are now in a further phase of our Business Continuity Plan and we would like to update you on the current situation which is as follows;

Our construction site personnel are operating to both Government and Client requirements. Travel practices have been implemented to eliminate, where possible, the use of London Underground. Work times are being varied to avoid rush hour and improve social distancing. Hygiene measures have been increased.

Due to some Client requirements, a number of sites we are working on have also now been closed and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation.

Our catering equipment service engineers, security engineers and M&E maintenance engineers are continuing to provide a service for critical sectors, critical systems, and other client requirements. Again hygiene, social distancing and travel measures have been changed to reflect COVID 19 requirements.

As of 24th March 2020 all remaining office staff have been moved to home working. Our switchboard 020 7837 6433 is operating 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 4.00pm Friday. Our receptionist remains able to transfer calls to staff at home. So please use this number, normal help desk numbers for out of hours or staff mobile numbers as necessary.

In facing this unprecedented challenge we are very grateful to our employees, especially those on the front line, for their extraordinary effort to minimise disruption to clients.

We are now in a stage of “business as unusual” to ensure the safety of all personnel-staff, clients and supply chain alike, but then we at Gratte Brothers have always been considered a little unique in normal times.

If you have any specific concerns please call 020 7837 6433 or email

Meanwhile thank you for your understanding and support and we wish you all well during these uncertain times.

We would also like to say thank you, on behalf of everyone at Gratte Brothers, to all the individuals working within the NHS and other essential operations to provide exemplary care and vital services amidst these difficult times.

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