Production at Skoda Auto’s three Czech plants has restarted. In consultation with the Kovo trade union, the production of vehicles and parts was restarted in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. A wide range of hygiene and safety measures have been put in place to protect health of the workers.
Škoda Auto had shut down production at its Czech plants on 18 March 2020 to avoid the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. Now after about 39 days of the temporary closure of the plants, production has now restarted.
The all-embracing set of hygiene and safety precautions include equipping the workforce with either protective face masks or respirators. Škoda Auto is also giving plenty of disinfectant and posters remind the automaker’s staff about general precautions, such as keeping a safe distance from others, avoid shaking hands and regularly washing or disinfecting their hands. Furthermore, random temperature checks are performed at the entrances of the company premises.
The automaker is informing its workers about the protective measures at all sites in the country using leaflets and posters and also through various digital channels. Managers and supervisors are also familiarizing their teams with the particular safety precautions for their respective departments.
The first detection of the virus in the Czech Republic emerged on March 1. About 7,449 people in the country have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 223 people in the country.