FOR ŠKODA AUTO EMPLOYEES
HELP FOR INDIA:
MANDATORY TESTING EXEMPTION
FOR EMPLOYEES WITH COMPLETED
As of 4/6/2021, all employees that
have completed their vaccination will
be exempt from the ongoing
mandatory on-site testing for
employees (i.e. after receiving the
second dose of a two-dose vaccine or
after receiving a single-dose vaccine).
AS WE REPORTED IN THE PREVIOUS WEEKLY,
ŠKODA HAS SENT AID TO THE INDIA, WHERE
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC STRUCK HARD. THE
TIMELY ACQUISITION AND TRANSPORTATION
OF RESOURCES WAS POSSIBLE THANKS
TO THE EFFORTS OF OUR EMPLOYEES.
“Due to the restrictions in place, organising air
transport was a challenge. We had to get hold of an
aircraft that could take an oxygen generator the size
of a shipping container. In the end, we got hold of
an IL-76 with a rear loading ramp. But this aircraft
needed special permission in India,” says Jiří
Kettner, ŠKODA Logistics Transport Manager.
“In order to ensure that the flight, which takes
around 30 hours including a stopover for refuelling,
went without a hitch, the experts had to calculate
the generator’s centre of gravity so that it was
optimally positioned in the aircraft,” added Tomáš
Nevole, International Logistics Project Manager
Time was of the essence. India needs help now, but
most technologies such as generators or cryogenic
tanks currently have a delivery time of at least four
months. Even so, around ten employees managed
to get one of the largest types of mobile oxygen
generators – specially adapted for use in India by
Primetec – ready for shipment incomparably
sooner, in just a matter of weeks.
“We managed to get the cylinders delivered just as
quickly. The Indian Red Cross will then distribute
the material in India in line with local needs,” says
Matěj Ondrák from the purchasing department.
And what is the message to colleagues in
India from those involved in this express project?
“Stay safe!” Matěj Ondrák says hopefully on behalf
of everyone. “We hope that the pandemic can be
tamed as quickly as possible and life returns to
normal. I hope that the help provided by ŠKODA
will contribute to this,” adds Tomáš Nevole.
You can find a video and more photos from the aid trip
to India on the ŠKODA Storyboard and ŠKODA Space.
ŠKODA AUTO and the KOVO Trade
Union support the employee
immunization against COVID-19,
because vaccination is the most
effective form of protection against
this disease. This vaccination is
completely voluntary, but we believe
that our employees will get
vaccinated to protect themselves
and their families and thus contribute
to building herd immunity and
stopping the spread of this virus.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Where do I get
Vaccination certificates can be
generated (after receiving the second
dose of vaccine) on: ocko.uzis.cz.
If the employee was vaccinated at
a healthcare centre outside of ŠKODA
AUTO, they will be required to
provide their certificate in electronic
form, i.e. email a scan of their
COVID-19 vaccination completion
The employee will receive 300
Cafeteria Benefits points and ŠKODA
AUTO will know the employee is
protected against COVID-19.
Please follow the latest news in the
COVID-19 Structured Overview
on ŠKODA Space. If you have any
questions about the current
situation, you can send an e-mail
to email@example.com, with "Emergency
Situation" in the Subject line.
RULES FOR WEARING RESPIRATORY
PROTECTION AT ŠKODA CHANGED
Effective as of 9/6/2021, 22:00, in line with the Czech Ministry of Healthimposed special directive and as agreed with the KOVO Trade Union, the
rule under which it has been compulsory to wear respiratory protection
equipment on indoor premises across all ŠKODA AUTO sites is changing.
Under the latest rules, employees will not be obliged to wear respiratory protection
equipment while working, as long as they remain at their own workplace with their
regular colleagues (line workplace, office, drivers of transport vehicles while driving).
Employees changing their own permanent workplace will undergo an antigen selftest. The obligation to wear the required respiratory protection equipment continues
to apply in all other cases of presence outside the permanent workplace, primarily
in shared areas (corridors, kitchens, washrooms and toilets, meeting rooms, dining
rooms with the exception of consumption of food and beverages consumption), in
production halls (e.g. foremen, drivers of transport vehicles while not driving) and in
office-to-office traffic. The obligation to wear respiratory protection equipment also
applies to all third-party visitors. Personal responsibility of each individual in terms
of protecting themselves and people around them against the epidemic remains of
high importance. Employees are urged not to go to work and risk spreading the
infection to their colleagues in the event of identifying any COVID-19 symptoms.
Those who prefer to continue wearing respiratory protection equipment on their
worksite in order to prevent the spread of the infection can, of course, do so, as face
masks are a simple and very effective measure against coronavirus and its possible
variants. The ban on smoking on all ŠKODA AUTO indoor and outdoor premises,
including in smoking zones, remains unchanged.