Covid-19 – Information, Measures, Recommendations and updates.
Dear customers, collaborators and business partners,
At Canada LNG Group, our priority is the health and safety of our team members, partners and collaborators. Our Group and its afiliated companies has taken steps to safeguard our operations and services to our clients worldwide. We are able to work remotely and have continued access to our phones and emails. Please note that our office will be closed until further notice. There will also be no business travels and no in-person company events for the rest of this year and possibly for 2022 as well.
Please send all documents via e-mail (not via post).
Thank you for your understanding.
March 2020 – Given recent recommendations from official Canadian authorities, and the recent transition from the coronavirus epidemic to the pandemic stage, Canada LNG Group and its affiliates would like to inform you of the measures implemented by our Company to ensure the safety of its team, limit the spread of the coronavirus within and outside the Group network, to comply with official recommendations from the authorities, and to ensure the continuity of our business.
The safety of our team, their families and loved ones, as well as that of our customers, our international collaborators and business partners remains our main priority. We also want to offer our thoughts and support to all those who have to deal with the impacts of contamination within their own organization or those around them.
We want to assure all clients and business partners of the Company that we have been following the evolution of the situation for several weeks when it first started in China and that a business continuity plan has been put in place quickly with our team and our collaborators in Asia to ensure that we maintain the level service that our customers and collaborators expect, especially with regard to managing the impact of this spread and the situation caused by it.
Our satellite offices remain open and our team members are able to continue operations, whether on the premises with enhanced sanitary measures or remotely in a safe manner.
We have already established for many years now the possibility for our employees, collaborators and executive team to work remotely. Although we love meeting face to face, we conduct most meetings with customers, international collaborators and business partners by conference call or virtual conference.
Briefly, here are the preventive measures that we have implemented and that we will continue to adjust according to the circumstances:
- All business trips outside of Canada, regardless of destination, have been canceled or postponed until further notice and or until travel bans to certain countries will be lifted. This includes travel planned for client meetings, business partners meetings, site inspections and/or for participation in conferences or other professional events.
- All personal trips outside, regardless of the destination, are subject to the usual recommendations of the official authorities and are subject to precautionary measures (voluntary isolation or other) before any return to work.
- We asked our team and international collaborators to consider conducting all meetings with customers or business partners by conference call or virtual conference in 2020.
- In the event that a business meeting must take place in person in an exceptional way, the Company might be represented by our legal team, technical team, trading team or other team member who will be authorized to represent the Company abroad.
The measures described above are part of a collective prevention effort. We remain at your service for all your needs and business is being taken care of as usual even during this extraordinary and challenging global situation.
How to help stop the Coronavirus
1. Wash hands often
2. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
3. Cough into your Elbow
4. Stay more than 3 feet apart (*except for family members)
5. If you feel sick, Stay at home or consult your health specialist.
Click on this link to learn more about the advice for public (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Information and Recommendations
About the Coronavirus
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
Info on Pharmaceutical Treatments & Vaccines
There are currently no vaccines or drugs that cure the coronavirus. However, at least one clinical trial has begun and many countries are currently investigating potential treatments.
Click on this link to see the latest info about treatments and vaccines: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-exactly-where-were-at-with-vaccines-and-treatments-for-covid-19
What to do if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms ?
If you think you have coronavirus symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and in order to protect yourself and others, call your doctor for advice.
People with very mild or no symptoms should maybe avoid using important medical resources at this time of crisis and where every beds in hospitals are important for infected patients. Therefore, the initial feedback you may receive from your health professional can save you time and protect others from exposure.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that very mild cases of COVID-19 can be managed at home.
If you are sick, practice social distance and don’t venture outside or use public transportation, etc. To avoid infecting family members, the CDC suggests designating oneself a “vip room” and using a separate set of dishes, cups, cutlery, bedding, towels, etc. and to wash them after each use or regularly.
However, don’t hesitate to call 911 if you’re experiencing a medical emergency.
Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- High fever
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Click on the link below to learn more about the COVID-19 in Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms.html
Take care everyone and we hope the world recovers from this coronavirus as soon as possible.