UPDATE: 24th March 2020
The Germinal Group’s approach to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has evolved following recent advice from the New Zealand government.
We have received advice from MPI that the seed sector is part of the primary industry and food supply chain, therefore it is classed as an essential service. Germinal NZ will continue to dispatch orders during the COVID-19 Level 4 period, but please be aware there may be a slight delay in the normal timeframe of receiving them. Our warehouse is continuing to operate with skeleton staffing, but we will do our best to dispatch orders as promptly as possible.
We will continue to monitor the latest government advice and will advise of any changes to our approach. Although it is not quite business as usual, we thank you for your support and assure you that Germinal will continue to serve all stakeholders to the best of our ability.
16th March 2020
The Germinal Group is monitoring developments in the fast moving situation relating to Covid-19.
We are following appropriate government advice to ensure the health and safety of our employees and other stakeholders, and taking precautions in the workplace to combat infection and maintain service as close to normal as possible.
We have cancelled airline and public transport travel and postponed meetings or are holding them by video conferencing instead. We have also increased our capacity for staff to work from home where necessary and have appropriate hardware available for this to take place.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow government advice in all geographical areas in which we are directly active, and will update customers of changes to our approach. In the meantime, it’s “business as usual” and your usual contact within Germinal is available as normal.