In direct response to the unfolding events, we have put in place pre-emptive plans and measures to keep our colleagues, customers, suppliers and communities safe, both in the short and long term. This has been through social distancing and home working.

Due to the shift in customer activity, FPS have taken the decision to scale back temporarily to reflect these lower activity levels. However, our customers can still contact us via all the usual channels.

We have already restricted movement and travel relating to essential working activities and where operational staff have a required presence in depots or on our customers sites, they are adhering to social distancing and site operating procedures as required by the Government.

Notwithstanding the above, FPS are a strategic service provider of essential equipment to key customers on critical projects, and of vital services and we will continue to deliver safe support during this difficult time.

The duration of scaling back is uncertain but there are robust contingency plans in place which are being continually reviewed as the situation evolves and we will continue to issue regular updates.

In these difficult circumstances, we have taken immediate and decisive action. We have acted on our continuity plans to protect and minimise business disruption to our customers.

We wish to extend our profound thanks to all the health and other front- line workers who are putting themselves at risk on a daily basis to help us all. And also, to the team here, who in these unprecedented times are continuing to provide first class service to our customers.