Coronavirus – update 11/11/2020

Health and safety are our top priority. SMA Mineral is closely monitoring the development of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our continued assessment is that the virus will not affect our delivery capacity.

Health and safety are our top priority. SMA Mineral is closely monitoring the development of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our continued assessment is that the virus will not affect our delivery capacity. How much our customers are affected determines how much our business will otherwise be affected.

The following precautions should be taken by all employees to help reduce the spread of the virus:

• You are responsible for keeping up to date and following current instructions. The situation is changing all the time.
• You must always follow instructions and guidelines from the relevant country/region/municipal authorities. If these are “stricter” than company instructions, follow the instructions of the authorities. If the company’s instructions are “stricter”, follow these. Useful links can be found further down in this document.
• Society is taking major precautions and there is concern among many people. In choosing and interpreting our guidelines, therefore, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Always contact the health service if you are in any doubt.
• If you experience cold or flu symptoms or you suspect that you are at risk of having been infected by coronavirus, stay at home. Contact the health service and follow the instructions issued by them and the relevant authorities.
• Your manager is not medically trained and cannot give advice or make decisions about the spread of infection and symptoms. That is the job of the health service. Contact the health service and follow the instructions issued by them and the relevant authorities.
Take extra care with your hygiene.

Wash your hands! Wash your hands often, using soap and hot water, before meals, before handling food and after visiting the toilet. Hand sanitiser can be used as an alternative if you are not able to wash your hands.
Don’t touch your face! A general preventive measure against respiratory infections is to avoid touching your face or eyes and to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Cough and sneeze into your sleeve! By coughing and sneezing into your sleeve or a tissue, you prevent infection from spreading to your surroundings and from contaminating your hands.

• Avoid physical contact when greeting people.
• Special and local instructions will be issued by local management, for shift changes for example.
• You are encouraged to work from home if your duties allow. Your manager will decide this.
• Use web-based or telephone meetings. You should only hold physical meetings and go on trips if the matter is business critical. A specific example of this is that the diagnoses planned for April are being postponed. Discuss this with your manager.
• Travel to certain regions and places is prohibited. The situation is changing all the time. Before travelling, find out what the situation is in the relevant destination and follow the recommendations of your country’s authorities and the local authorities in your destination. Up-to-date information by country can be found at e.g. Sweden Abroad. It is also possible to contact the embassy of the country you intend to travel to.
• Visitors are only permitted to come to our factories/offices if the matter is business critical. Discuss this with your manager.
• If you are responsible for a meeting at one of our units, offices or an external meeting place, it is your responsibility to inform participants that they are not permitted to take part if they are exhibiting cold or flu symptoms, if they suspect they may have been infected by coronavirus or they have visited a region or place linked to coronavirus within the past three weeks. If, despite this, any such participant still comes to the meeting, they must be kindly but firmly prevented from participating.

Your local management may provide additional guidelines and instructions. These must be followed.

The company strongly recommends that you and your family follow our guidelines and precautions outside of work.

Socially important activities

Work to strengthen society’s functionality and socially important activities lays the foundation for society’s preparedness to supply. It is the ability to maintain continuity and functionality in the event of disturbances, crises and wars.

SMA Minerals’ operations are generally classified as important to society. An assessment is made in each country.

General information about coronavirus

COVID-19 (the illness caused by the new coronavirus) is classified as a disease hazardous to society and is subject to reporting and infection tracking requirements. This means that under the Communicable Diseases Act (Sweden), you have a duty to take reasonable precautions to help prevent the disease spreading. Similar rules apply in most countries.

Stay up to date on Covid-19 on your country’s official information pages.
Sweden Folkhälsomyndigheten
Finland Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos
Norway Folkehelseinstituttet
Estonia Kriis
Bulgaria Government
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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