The current situation with the Covid-19 virus has been concerning us all for some weeks and is becoming ever more critical. Whether a private individual, company, self employed or freelancer – we are all affected by the current situation.
At HALFAR® we are not just working people and residents of the city of Bielefeld, we are – with our special bags – very close to the rescue and emergency services and their plight. Our company is based on the idea of making things better and supporting people in their work with good solutions.
Therefore, we want to support the initiative Bielefeld #BleibtZuHause (Bielefeld#staysathome) with our reach and – together with many other engaged citizens – to point out that EVERYONE’s participation is vital.
Only by avoiding all non-essential social contacts can we allow the health care system the time it needs for preparation, supplies and research – and not only in our own city. Our hospitals and everyone else in the medical field need this time to help, to care, to plan, to prepare for worse to come, to research and to find answers to questions which we never had to confront before. WE can create this time ONLY by acting together.
We therefore ask you to use your creativity in new ways, work at home if possible, write letters again, make telephone calls, read books, paint or make music. In each instance: Keep a minimum distance of about 2 m to people who do not live with you in the same household. This is required of every single individual!
What can businesses do?
- Constantly inform themselves about the current situation via reliable sources
- Inform employees of all measures
- Ensure that hygiene regulations are observed
- Make an effort to allow employees to work from the Home Office or to separate themselves physically
- Utilise modern technology and software to stay in contact with employees and communicate
What can each individual do now?
- Observe hygiene regulations
- Reduce social contacts to a minimum
- Wherever we come into contact: keep a distance!
- Think positive and make the best of the situation
We can only prevent the virus from spreading too quickly and get back normality again faster if we all observe these regulations together. Therefore, we thank all our co-workers, customers and partners, the people in our city, and all those who conduct themselves in an exemplary manner, for their engagement.