Covid 19

Covid 19 – March 2020

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


We continue to closely monitor developments with respect to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). First and most importantly, we have implemented the appropriate actions to continue to provide our employees with a safe and healthy working environment.

The necessary measures taken to prevent the spread of illness will be implemented in line with UK Government, Department of Health Guidelines. Supply Chain challenges for many businesses will increase as the virus develops and Viscose are working closely with our Suppliers to mitigate any disruption to the distribution side of our business.

We remain in close contact with our global logistics network which will keep us well positioned to work through these challenges and will communicate changes in lead times at the earliest opportunity.

As a UK manufacturer of Film and Cellulose we are able to mitigate Supply Chain risk and do not perceive disruption to lead times at this stage.

The situation is changing daily and as information is validated, we will continue to provide you with updates and confirm logistics and delivery dates.

We remain committed to providing the excellent service and support that our customers have come to expect of Viscose throughout this situation.

Vince Minchella
Chief Executive Officer


The Official Statement PDF can be seen here.

Covid 19 – Customer / Supply Partner Statement

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


During this time where COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing globally, our goal is to lower the probability of the spread for all.

As a valued customer of Viscose Closures Limited we wish to make you aware of additional restrictions we have already implemented with our own employees and are now extending to cover our suppliers that attend site who have had recent personal or business travel to effected countries or have shown Covid-19 related symptoms.

The scope of these restrictions includes all raw material suppliers, freight forwarders, freight transportation companies and warehouse providers delivering goods to, or collecting goods from Viscose Closures site.

We wish to advise that the same protocol now applies to supply partner employees, and sub-contractors (e.g. freight transportation services) attending Viscose Closures site.

If those individuals have recently visited or transited through, for business or personal travel, one of the adversely affected countries by COVID-19 and/or are displaying symptoms or to the best of their knowledge have had close contact with any possible source of COVID-19 then they are requested not to send that individual for a minimum period of 14 days from the date of their return from the location/symptoms ending, or a longer period per World Health Organisation Guidelines.

When arriving at Viscose Closures site, supply partner employees and sub-contractors will be required to answer a series of screening questions before being permitted entry. If they answer yes to any of these questions, then they will be refused access to site.

We have implemented this stringent procedure to further safeguard our employees, customers and supply partners and will continue to react to new advice and guidelines as issued.

Vince Minchella
Chief Executive Officer


The Official Statement PDF can be seen here.