COVID-19 Update

14th May 2020

(Updated: Thursday 14 May 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving global situation and has brought unprecedented challenges to our business, our customers, our employees and of course the wider community. Our approach is to continue to manage the situation in a safe, calm and measured way, and when required act swiftly and communicate clearly. The below provides an update from across our business:

Business Continuity
Our Canon Oceania Business Continuity team (BCP) has been actively monitoring the situation and putting appropriate measures in place as the situation evolves. We have a clear framework in place should any incidents arise, by which we are operating. 

Employee Safety
We are regularly providing updates to our employees based on our policies and government advice. The majority of our employees are currently working from home and for those that can’t, they have been advised to remain at home if they are unwell, or self-isolate in the required conditions if they have been in contact with an infected person. We are planning to gradually return to work in line with National and State Government advice as well as our own risk assessments. Employees have also been requested to follow additional safety precautions in line with government guidelines, both in our offices and workplaces they visit.

Service Technicians
In terms of our technical workforce (the technicians that visit to fix your machines), we have added additional rigor to increase the safety precautions protecting them and you. All technicians have completed the Australian Government COVID-19 infection control training. More than 35% of service actions are resolved remotely, again ensuring greater safety of our employees and yours.

Canon Business Services (previously Converga & Harbour IT)
We remain focussed on providing flexible ways to meet the needs of our customers, with technology and systems in place that have enabled us to mitigate disruptions and ensure continuity of service across our onshore, offshore and onsite operations. For the majority of our teams, services will continue to be delivered through remote working capability. Safety and containment protocols are in place to protect critical onsite employees, including integration with customer mitigation practises where applicable.

Canon Store
The Canon Store is fully operational at this time, however due to current circumstances, shipping on certain items via our free nation-wide delivery service may be slightly slower than usual. We appreciate your support and patience.

Camera Service
Our camera repair services are running as normal. For general consumer repairs, we ask you to please complete the repair form on our website and send in your camera in by post or courier.

Canon Collective
Our Canon Collective team are operating virtual sessions instead of their usual face-to-face session. For more information see their website or Facebook page.

Contactless Delivery
All of Canon’s transport partners have moved to a contactless delivery program. Like Canon, the health and safety of their employees, our customers and the community is a priority. 

Ongoing Safety
See here our Canon Safe Work Method Statement. This statement outlines how we ensure a safe and healthy working environment for Canon employees, customers and other affected parties while undertaking work at Canon sites, at home or on customer sites. This plan outlines how we’ll operate safely during COVID-19 restrictions for employees.

If you have any further questions, please speak with your Canon representative or email our Corporate Communications team.

Image by Geoff Law - Canon Oceania employee.
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