Release date: 24 March 2020


CoVid-19 – Update on continuity of operations from JFD

As the situation with CoVid-19 continues to develop across the United Kingdom, and globally, I feel it is important for me to reassure all our customers and suppliers that the health and safety of everyone remains our top priority during the outbreak of CoVid-19.

To continue to support all, and to ensure the health and safety of everyone, all UK sites are moving to the next step of our incremental CoVid-19 Response Plan in line with UK Government and James Fisher PLC guidelines.

As such we are further reducing the amount of staff attending JFD UK sites in line with the latest guidance issued by the UK Government last night. Only workers that cannot work from home shall now operate from the JFD UK sites, this includes the Production and Stores areas of our facilities, and critical activity in support of Defence/SERS contracts.

All main reception phone lines will continue to be manned, and receptionists will be able to forward your call to the relevant person.

JFD remains fully committed to delivering the highest safety standards in the defence and offshore industries, therefore our emergency services, submarine rescue and hyperbaric rescue, will continue to be manned and operate as required.

All other Regional Sites shall keep working under the previously issued guidance and always in line with their local governments’ guidance.

I do understand that these are unprecedented and challenging times, but please be assured that everything we are putting in place at the moment is to protect the health of our staff, customers and suppliers. All steps are necessary to prevent further spread of CoVid-19 and I thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information, visit our dedicated website page for regular updates:

We will be in regular contact as the circumstances surrounding CoVid-19 continue to evolve and will keep you informed of developments.

With very best wishes,

Giovanni Corbetta

Managing Director