As part of its COVID19 response agenda, the executive and management team of the TDC Group of Companies has taken another proactive step towards educating its staff about the COVID19 vaccination programme presently ongoing in the Federation.

On Thursday 1st April 2021, by invitation, Mrs Latoya Matthew-Duncan, Nutrition Surveillance Coordinator, in the Health Promotion Unit of Ministry of Health, made an informative presentation to a wide cross section of the staff at the TDC Training Room on Fort Street in Basseterre.

Immediately following the well-received session, a Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic led by Nurse Williams-Campbell from Community Health Services and supported by her team, Nurses Warner, Bussue and Hodge to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

The first dose was administered to Mr. Earle Kelly, Group Chairman, followed by senior managers and other staff who willingly volunteered to receive their jab to protect themselves from contracting the deadly disease.

According to Mr. Kelly, “the COVID-19 vaccination program, like all similar programs in the past is very important to ensure the protection and long-term health and well-being of our staff, customers, and by extension their families.”

He further added, “We have strongly encouraged all our staff to take full advantage of the opportunity to attend today’s session. TDC continues to play our part in achieving the seventy percent (70%) target, in the short term, to return to normalcy and re-open the economy fully.”

The staff in attendance praised the timely initiative and many are eagerly looking forward to receiving their second dose in the coming weeks.

A similar session is already being organized for the staff on Nevis in partnership with the Health Promotion Unit (HPU).

Picture – Mr. Earle Kelly, TDC Group Chairman/CEO poses with his COVID19 Vaccination Card after receiving his Oxford Astra Zeneca COVID19 Vaccination

 

 


As the COVID-19 global situation evolves, the TDC Group of Companies has taken steps to safeguard its staff and customers, by implementing a series of measures to educate and protect patrons at its respective businesses.

These measures were immediately put in place following a recent presentation to the management team by Dr. Hazel Laws, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Mr. Abdias Samuel, Head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on the pandemic.

At strategic points across the Company, several hand sanitization stations have been set up, along with bold signage under the caption Hero Habits, offering simple and helpful guidelines from industry experts.

On its social media channels, information is posted about actions that should be taken to help prevent the contraction and spreading of the disease and will be revised as updates from the health authorities become available.

To ensure customers’ and employees’ safety you are reminded to maintain “social distance”, i.e., up to six feet. In addition, payments by credit and debit cards and the use of online payment platforms, instead of cash, are encouraged.

These actions are in addition to the deep cleaning processes already in place which pays special attention to frequently touched surfaces, such as, shopping carts, shelves, light switches, doorknobs, POS systems, registers, counters, etc. There is a heightened awareness about hand hygiene and all staff are encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly and often and to wear gloves, where practicable.

An Emergency Response Team has been established to evaluate and respond, in real time, as part of the proactive approach to tend to the needs of the staff and customers, if needed.

These steps form part of the company’s ongoing commitment to balance exceptional service, while keeping everyone healthy.

 

Picture: TDC Customer reading COVID-19 Guidelines at the TDC Home and Building Depot


Amid increasing cases of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and its impact, the TDC Group of Companies has taken swift action to further discuss and address the illness in the workplace.

The executive directors and management team participated in an informational presentation about the epidemic, on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, which was facilitated by Dr. Hazel Laws, the Chief Medical Officer and Mr. Abdias Samuel, National Emergency and Disaster Management Agency (NEMA) Coordinator, who spoke extensively on the matter, providing accurate information, as well as, practical advice on how to deal with the infection.

The open forum included a question and answer session, where the leadership gained firsthand knowledge from the ‘experts’ who shared their concerns following reports that the virus had now reached the shores of neighbouring islands in the Caribbean region.

Immediately following the activity, a company wide plan is now in place to educate all staff, offering simple and useful guidelines on how to better safeguard themselves.

The approach forms part of an ongoing in-house human resource and health programme designed to equip employees with the understanding and skills that promote general well being and productivity.

Picture – Dr. Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) making her presentation the Corona Virus (COVID-19) to the TDC Group Management Team