Skoda is the latest manufacturer to restart car production at its European plants, following a closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Three of the carmaker’s Czech plants have been reopened. The production of vehicles and components was resumed in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí.
In consulation with the KOVO trade union, Skoda says a wide range of hygiene and safety precautions have been put in place to protect employees’ health.
The Czech sites closed their doors 39 days ago, on March 18, 2020, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Hygiene and safety measures include equipping the workforce with either protective face masks or respirators. Skoda is also providing plenty of disinfectant and posters remind the company’s members of staff about general precautions, such as keeping a safe distance from others, refraining from shaking hands and regularly washing or disinfecting their hands. In addition, random temperature checks are carried out at the entrances of the company premises.
Volkswagen restarted production at its factories in Zwickau and Bratislava (Slovakia) last week, while its other plants in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Russia and the USA restarted production this week.