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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for our Samsung UK Community

(Topic created on: 01-04-2020 05:02 PM)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for our Samsung UK and Ireland Community

 

Updated 15th June, 2020

 

The Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented situation, which continues to affect every one of us. First and foremost, our thoughts are with all those who have suffered as a result of the virus.

 

We have taken considerable steps to ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees and business partners across the UK and Ireland during these uncertain times, while minimising disruption.

 

We also continue to lend our support to the remarkable people on the frontline of this crisis who are working tirelessly to protect our nation at its time of greatest need.

 

To help frontline staff stay connected and provide compassionate care and support to those who need it most, we have undertaken several measures including donating thousands of smartphones and services.

 

We’ll Get Through This Together

 

The world is undoubtedly a different place but we remain strong and are committed to getting through this together by helping people stay connected, safe and healthy.

 

Our COVID-19 Task Force in the UK and Ireland is carefully monitoring the situation daily to ensure that all aspects of our business are closely following the latest government guidelines on working practices and social distancing to protect our staff, customers and business partners.

 

From 15th June onwards, in line with the most recent advice, we will start reopening our UK retail and support premises, including Samsung KX, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Support Centres and our concessions within Harrods and Selfridges. We are excited to welcome back our customers and colleagues to these spaces but are doing so cautiously with people’s health and wellbeing as our utmost priority.

 

We wish to reassure customers that we have implemented numerous measures to provide a safe environment for everyone. These include limiting the number of staff and visitors permitted onsite as well as altering store layouts, queuing and implementing one-way systems wherever possible to ensure people remain at safe distances.

 

We are providing face masks for Samsung staff to wear; we are conducting temperature checks on colleagues on arrival each day; and we have introduced changes to employee work and break routines to respect social distancing guidelines. All staff receive additional training on these new responsibilities before beginning work.

 

Hand sanitiser is available at stations around the stores, and all display devices are thoroughly cleaned after every use.

 

For customers wishing to explore our range virtually, Samsung.com now enables live, one-way video calling with Samsung Experts who can offer detailed information and advice on our product and services.

 

Elsewhere across our UK business, we continue to empower our people to work remotely wherever possible, while also strictly implementing measures in our offices under the latest government guidelines to provide a safe environment for those who need to be onsite.

 

For the Irish business, we continue to empower our people to work remotely wherever possible, while also strictly implementing measures in our offices under the latest government guidelines to provide a safe environment for those who need to be onsite.

 

We thank all our customers, employees and business partners for their support, patience and understanding over the past few months.

 

Supporting our Customers

 

As we have reacted and adapted to the pandemic, we have worked hard to minimise disruption to our Samsung Support services, with teams working remotely and being deployed where they are most needed. We have now re-introduced support for all repairs and we are working closely with our network of authorised service partners to increase capacity for in home repair, pick up service and doorstep repair.

 

To further support our customers, we have put an extended warranty period in place for all products.  If the warranty on your product expired between 15th March 2020 and 15th June 2020, you will automatically receive an extension to 15th July 2020, further information is available below in our FAQ section.

 

As we adapt to new ways of working and with the reopening of our retail and support spaces, we have changed how we offer support for customers who visit us. We have put additional safety measures in place and all customers must now book in advance of their visit.  In addition, devices are sanitised before and after each interaction, and technicians carry out their work behind protective screens wearing face masks and gloves.

 

If you would prefer virtual support, you can now book a one-to-one consultation with one of our Samsung Experts Link. This is available alongside all of our online support options such as repair tracking, trouble-shooting and repair booking.

 

Here for each other

 

We will update this page to give you the latest information as our response to the pandemic in the UK develops. Thank you for your continued loyalty and understanding. Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities.

 

The Samsung UK and Ireland Team

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SjorsK
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Glad to hear that Samsung is trying to do whatever it can to slow down the spread of Corona :smiling-face: Those measures will definitely safe lives and I think that a slightly longer wait time is in my opinion a small price to pay :winking-face:

We can only fight Covid19 together by doing our small parts :smiling-face:

Unfortunately I was one of those "Critical jobs" until last tuesday (Basically making working from home possible for my employer, effectively making lessons from home possible) so there is a higher chance for me to be infected unfortunately. But if that's what is required to keep things running, its a price I'm more than happy to pay :smiling-face:

Its really heart-warming to see what people in the critical jobs (around me) are doing to support others and the new volunteer initiatives that are popping up everywhere, these might be dark times but I believe that there is at the very least a bright side to it :smiling-face:
JAMES4578
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yes worrying times and looks like Covid-19 will  disrupt life for some time yet.    some do need to be in the frontline and applaud all efforts, home working though should certanly be encouraged where possible and other activities (like hospitality/entertainment not necessary at the moment)    Hopefully as many people as possible take note of  the precautions and the need for social distancing.   Obviously some positive effects  with many volunteering in various roles and more of a community spirit.

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SachikoT
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We each have a part to play during this time, it's about being socially responsible. Our NHS, Care and key workers are our frontlines and have our gratitude for their altruistic service but we have a responsibility to!  

 

Being forced apart by such an unprecedented situation really makes you value your connections and community, doesn't it? Who knew this was what 2020 would bring in. The world has changed.  

 

Stay safe @JAMES4578 and stay connected x 

JAMES4578
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@SachikoT  yes certainly will take care and keep connected.  With all the technology at our disposal physical  social distancing easier than it would have been decades ago.

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AntS
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True that, JAMES4578.  👍 My dad has stated on more than one occasion that the smartphone us kids bought him for Christmas 2018 has been brilliant throughout this for both him and my mum as regards keeping in daily touch with the family who live elsewhere in the city.

SjorsK
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I believe that if we had this situation 10 years ago it would have been -very- different and the damage to the economics would have been an absolute, irreparable disaster.

Its true that there is still a lot of damage here but somehow with a large community we can still oversee it. These are good times to live in ^-^

Everything I do right now is basically enabling people to work from home (Even though I do it right now as a sysadmin who sits at our IT-callcenter :smiling-face: ) and I support things that I never would imagine before.... (Including private computers of all brands). But if that's required to keep things going its more than worth it :smiling-face:

For my wallet the crisis has been -extremely- friendly. My business is flourishing and I did some trading in the stock market and got a yield of 40% so far ^-^ Good times for me personally :smiling-face:

CarloL
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I saw an article on the BBC that was quite interesting, it pictured the Coronavirus outbreak in 2005, with the technology we had those days, as @SjorsK said, the situation would have been much more difficult to handle. MSN Messenger would have been there to save us and keep us connected though :face-with-tears-of-joy:.

 

We can keep ourselves connected and productive to be happy, we also need to see the little good things about life too, even in difficult situations like this one. A friend of mine for example is discovering again her passion for drawing and paitning, families have more time to spend together and talk, we have time to reflect and meditate, yeah to still be happy :).

JAMES4578
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@AntS  Whilst obviously would not have imagined  such a scenario the Smartphone  pressie has proved to be  most valuable for your folks  :smiling-face:

 

@SjorsK Whilst still a crushing blow Corona virus would have much worse effects in the past without so much technology.

 

@CarloL  Shows how life has changed so much , MSN was once considered a joy I'm sure , here is the article for those who may have missed it. Must admitt that until recently  I was unaware of Nextdoor .  BBC- Imagine Corona Virus In 2005

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Sirk478
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Thankyou for your support of the NHS. Could you please tell me where to purchase the UV sanitiser mentioned in the post. This would be very helpful in my own hospital. 

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