As we start to see daily Covid infection rates in Australia in decreasing double digits, hopefully we are starting to see some light and the end of the tunnel. Suspect it’s a long tunnel, as a return to life as we knew it in January will take quite some time.
Thankfully for those in my hometown and our head office in Mackay, we have now had 11 of our 15 Covid patients recover, the remaining 4 being treated in virtual wards at their homes. Fortunately there has been no community transmission, just international travellers and their associates.
Thank you to our staff who have had to adapt to a new way of working to cope with the health pronouncements and social distancing measures. I’m sure there have been challenges for those that have been working from home, particularly those with kids at home.
We seem to be maintaining our KPI’s, which is no mean feat in this environment. Further there has been no significant drop in buyer demand which is fantastic to see the local suppliers we deal with maintaining activity levels.
It seems in times of crisis, businesses are able to innovate and adopt new business practices. The challenge going forward will be use the better innovations as a way of streamlining the business processes.