Our response to COVID -19  

 

As the impact of COVID – 19 spreads globally, Whatnot’s business operations are being continuously adapted to mitigate potential impacts. In order to closely monitor and manage the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken all the necessary precautions as directed by WHO and National Authourities


We provide updated and necessary information to all employees and relevant operations on precautionary measures and legal obligations.
 
The safety of our employees and customers is paramount and the situation is changing rapidly, therefore constant monitoring is required. Under the supervision of the Whatnot’s Manangement, we have contingency measures in place to mitigate any potential impact emerging from the spread of COVID-19. 

We make sure that our Team, 

  • Meets daily and updates top management on the evolution of the situation
  • Ensures our organisations in all cities  we operate in follow official authorities protocols, both Central and State’s local health authority advisories (whichever sets the strictest rule)
  • Discusses and approves measures as the situation unfolds

 

Employees

We regularly update our employees via internal media, as well as via our local management teams. We publish updated information as it becomes available to reduce exposure to and transmission of the Coronavirus.

As a company with over 30+ employees, we ensure our organisation operates in accordance with the protocols of official authorities and local country health authority advisories.

Our “Safety First” principles with the following specific recommendations have been communicated:

SAFETY FIRST!

Health Etiquette Recommendations

Social Distancing

  • Keep at least 1m (3ft) away from each other
  • Avoid physical contact (i.e., handshaking, hugging)
  • Consider if face-to-face meetings can be replaced by a teleconference or online event

 

Hygienic Etiquette

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap & water (>20s.)
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing (tissue or your flexed elbow)
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose or mouth) with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing
  • Stay at home when you are sick, and when recommended by authorities
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects people frequently touch

 

Operations

Whatnot Management coordinates the implementation of accurate and tailor-made Business Contingency and Continuity Planning (BCCP) to all local conditions, and ensures immediate response and monitoring.

Our goal is to manage operations to guarantee, to the extent possible, an undisrupted service to our customers. Hence, we are mobilizing our Business Contingency and Continuity Plan, including pandemic operating plans, and implementing preventive actions as appropriate. 


These include daily updates to reduce exposure to and transmission of the coronavirus, self-quarantine precautionary measures in line with official authorities’ guidance and flexible working schedules.


Operational updates will be communicated as necessary on a region-by-region basis and by the respective business unit.

For more information, we recommend to visit WHO’s Q&A on coronaviruses (Covid-19), the MOHFW’s FAQ  on the issue.