Issued February 2020

Subcon Laser Cutting Ltd is currently receiving queries regarding the Coronavirus (Novel coronavirus 2019-nCov) outbreak that originated in Wuhan City China, that has recently been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation.

I can confirm that we as a company do not source any goods or materials from China, I can also confirm that none of our key suppliers source material from China, therefore we envisage little or no impact on our ability to supply laser cut products.

However, as a proactive company, we are currently sending out a questionnaire to all of our suppliers requesting information regarding any products (if any), they currently source from China, that is then supplied into Subcon Laser.

Furthermore, we are regularly checking updates from the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, as of the 4th February the latest information is as detailed below:


Situation in the UK

Two patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has shared a statement. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities.

The risk to individuals in the UK has not changed at this stage. Our advice for travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province remains unchanged from the below and we have added further advice for travellers from elsewhere in China.

As of 4 February, a total of 416 UK tests have concluded, of which 414 were confirmed negative and 2 positive.

1,466 passengers and 95 staff arrived in the UK on direct flights from Wuhan between 10 and 24 January.

  • 162 of the passengers have already left the UK
  • 53 of the crew have already left the UK
  • 1107 are now outside of the incubation period

Public Health England is working to contact the remaining passengers.

We have been working in close collaboration with international colleagues and the World Health Organization to monitor the situation in China and around the world.

The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on this page on  the above link on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice.