Effective until Monday 20 April, Aston Martin has temporarily suspended all of its manufacturing operations at its UK plants.
The four-week suspension at its plant in Gaydon, Warwickshire, is to be reviewed, with Aston Martin saying it would look to resume operations “as soon as it is reasonable to do so”.
The iconic British car manufacturer announced it had taken the “difficult but appropriate” action to “protect the health and safety of its workforce, its suppliers, and their families”.
Aston Martin Lagonda president and group chief executive Dr Andy Palmer said: “It is our responsibility to ensure we do all we can to support the government’s efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19 over the coming weeks and, with the health of our amazing workforce front and centre of our minds, we have taken the tough decision to temporarily suspend operations at our sites around the UK.”
“I hope and believe that our national fight against this dreadful virus will be successful and as soon as we have the ability we will, of course, return to normal operations. In the meantime, I would like to wish everyone associated with this great company good luck, and good health,” he added.