Dear Clients and Colleagues,
Last week, we communicated our pledge and the operational practices we have instituted in Boogertman + Partners to deal with mitigation in the face of Covid-19. By that Thursday, we further implemented a remote working policy across all our branches for staff who have been able to do so.
Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement of a 21-day Lock-Down in South Africa on Monday, our collective efforts have been ramped up, for our entire staff complement to work remotely. By midnight on Thursday 26 March, all our staff would be well settled into their home offices and our remote connectivity systems extensively tested and confirmed.
We, therefore, wish to re-iterate that Boogertman + Partners will remain fully operational, albeit remotely.
Design and presentation meetings will be conducted with our client base and consultant teams on digital engagement platforms like Zoom, Skype, video conferencing etc. We will also be using this time to continue with documentation for council submissions as well as construction, to ensure all projects can be effectively serviced at the conclusion of this Lock-Down period. Our entire team remains available to guide both you and your project ably through this time.
We will continue to monitor the situation should it become necessary to adapt our response to the developing situation. We give you our commitment that we will remain resilient, should there be any significant changes to the situation.
As we collectively confront the challenges of this pandemic, we continue to trust that we are unified in our resolve to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19. We will do everything feasible to ensure the survival of our industry, as well as the wellbeing of all our staff.
We appreciate your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely
Frits Schuite
for and on behalf of Boogertman + Partners