COVID-19 Response

17 October 2020

Dear Customers, Partners and Friends,

Europe has seen a huge surge in COVID-19 infections in recent days with case numbers in Switzerland being amongst the highest reported. Luckily, we mastered the first pandemic wave at Z43 very successfully. At this time, especially with the flu season approaching, it will once again be important to react swiftly and introduce new mitigation measures to prevent the virus from spreading to protect our colleagues, families, and loved ones.

As such, a partial remote work schedule has been reimposed at Z43 with the majority of colleagues working exclusively from home, while the others are working in alternating shifts to accomplish tasks that require laboratory work or access to hardware, etc.

We will further observe the development and instigate additional measures if necessary to help stopping the spread of the virus. In the meantime, we hope that all projects can be kept on track. In case of delays, we will contact the project partner immediately to discuss alternative solutions.

Be well. Be kind. Be safe.

The SPEAG Team


06 August 2020

Dear Customers, Partners and Friends,

In the last couple of months there has been a considerable rise in new cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland and across Europe.

At Z43 we continue to take a cautious approach and strictly follow our internal rules that are in line with the guidelines and recommendations issued by the Federal Office of Public Health. We continue to organize our operations such that our projects, production, and deliveries are only minimally affected.

With a second wave of infections in the autumn in mind, we are closely monitoring the situation so we can react quickly if addtional measures become necessary.

We wish you and your families the best of health in this difficult time!

The SPEAG Team


05 June 2020

Dear Customers, Partners, and Friends,

The global pandemic continues to be a defining challenge for all of us, having disrupted our personal lives and business practices in ways small and large for the past 90 days. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, our focus has been on preserving the business continuity of all our Z43 organizations while fully protecting the health and safety of our staff. We are proud to say that, by responsibly adapting our on-site and remote work practices and behaviors, Z43 has successfully maintained critical operations during this crisis with a zero COVID-19 transmission rate.

As the overall COVID-19 infection rate remains very low in Switzerland (lower than 50 per day), the Swiss government has declared an end to the state of emergency as of 19 June 2020, and precautionary measures will be further relaxed even before then. With this initial step toward normalcy, we are keen to meet all of our commitments without delay. Circumstances, however, may require us to adjust timelines and to adapt the format of our planned activities. If the progress of a project or an order is impacted by these changes, we will inform each partner or customer individually to discuss alternative solutions.

The COVID-19 pandemic remains dynamic. Our return to normal operations is contingent on any new governmental restrictions that may arise in response to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Z43 will continue to thoroughly and comprehensively implement essential safety and health policies and procedures for our offices and laboratories. Our health and safety policies depend heavily on the guidelines, data, and advice published by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, and our in-house guidelines will continue to evolve along with best practices. To support effective communication, we will update this webpage as needed with pertinent information for the duration of this pandemic.

Stay safe, stay healthy!

The SPEAG Team


15 April 2020

Dear Customers, Partners, and Friends,

The outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing people and businesses around the world to adjust to new routines and to develop strategies to deal with this continually emerging global health crisis. Although the Swiss federal government encourages people to work from home, specialized companies are allowed to continue operations, so long as social distancing requirements can be fulfilled.

Especially now, our top priority is the safety of our employees and their loved ones, and we are taking every precaution necessary to minimize COVID-19 transmission. Currently, about two-thirds of our Z43 colleagues are working exclusively from home, while the others are working in alternating shifts to accomplish tasks that require laboratory work or access to hardware, etc. As of now, we have managed to keep disruption to a minimum while we maintain our core operations at SPEAG, and, at the moment, we are confident that we can meet all of our commitments without delay.

It goes without saying that we are monitoring the novel corona virus situation daily, and, should the situation change in such a way that it impacts our ability to continue work on a project, we will contact the affected customers and partners immediately to discuss alternative solutions.

Keep in mind that the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health provides regular media releases with the latest information about measures taken to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, and we will continue to update this webpage so long as the corona virus situation remains dynamic.

We hope you are well and stay safe!

The SPEAG Team