Newtons and Covid 19

24 MARCH 2020

We want to assure all clients and contacts that we continue to operate during this period of time.

The office will remain open during its normal hours of 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday unless and until UK Government requires us to close.

Members of the firm may be working remotely during the period of restrictions, and they will have access to all the firm’s systems and resources.

We will continue to collect mail from our PO Box on a daily basis (Monday to Friday) and from the office itself.

We will continue to send mail via the Royal Mail as long as the Royal Mail accepts items for delivery.  However, some post offices are now opening on restricted hours, and so it may take longer for mail to be provided for delivery.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have wondered “Is that package safe to touch?” The WHO has answered that question for us. They’ve made it clear that it is safe to handle a package, even if it comes from a place where the virus has been reported.

In light of the current policy of the UK Government we will no longer attend face to face meetings. We are happy to conduct meetings using phone conferencing, and Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and similar methods.

Whilst we hope that none of the partners and staff contract the virus, we may have to cancel meetings if it appears that the person from the firm attending the meeting may have been or has been infected.

We would be grateful if you would make payments to the firm by direct bank payment unless absolutely necessary.  Details of how and where to pay will be provided by the person looking after your matter.  You should verify any instructions by telephone with the office on the contact numbers you can find on this website.

Like everyone else, we hope that this period of restrictions will be of short duration.  We look forward to working with you.