Drivers Proud To Wear Their Vaccination Badges

In response to the growing number of cases of the Omicron variant, we have increased our efforts to protect our customers, employees and suppliers from Covid-19.

Birchall drivers wearing coronavirus vaccination badges
Ross Corbridge, Kieron Meakin and Carl Sedgwick from our Transport Team

Like many businesses, we took the difficult decision to cancel our Christmas party this year to prevent departments mixing. Instead, to make sure the venue didn't lose money, we purchased gift vouchers from them, which we've distributed to employees so they can spend them on a meal and drink with family and friends at their convenience.


We've also encouraged all employees to get vaccinated and have their boosters. Uptake has been really high, and our delivery drivers are now proudly wearing badges to highlight their vaccination status, which has helped put many caterers’ minds at ease, particularly those who work in care homes.


Nicola Watson, our operations director said, “As suppliers to vulnerable sectors, such as care homes and schools, we have listened to our customers’ concerns, and are ensuring we’re doing everything we can to protect them and ourselves. Our drivers have a great relationship with our customers and are happy to wear badges to show they’ve been vaccinated”


We've had a relatively low number of Covid cases throughout the pandemic because of our commitment to Covid protocols and safety. We started weekly flow testing all employees over 12 months ago and we will continue this into 2022.