Together, we have been facing a truly unprecedented situation. The Corona Virus pandemic has been affecting all our families, businesses, communities and our way of life. During this time, I want to reach out to update you on how we are continuing to deal with this situation at NIC UK.
First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt best wishes for a full recovery. We are truly inspired by the selfless healthcare and frontline workers in the UK and around the world who are working tirelessly to care for people in need.
At NIC UK, we have been focusing on the health and safety of our employees, their families and our customers. All our employees around the UK have been strongly encouraged to work from home. For those that are unable to, we have enhanced our deep cleaning procedures and increased the distribution of sanitizer and protective materials, along with introducing new protocols across all our sites. It was necessary for us to furlough a proportion of our employees during this time of lockdown. Please be assured that our services to you will still be of the highest standard that we can deliver upon. All our departments are still staffed and available to you.
Even as we deal with this pandemic, our team at NIC UK remains focused on supporting your business. While we are all in uncharted territory, we have the resource and ability to assist you now and in the future. Our company was founded on core values -- trust, loyalty, innovation, delivery of service and quality. These values are unwavering and continue to guide everything we do. We look forward to working together with you as we come through this period and in accordance with government guidelines support you with innovative safe measures as we return to a more normal way of life.
We have passionate, dedicated individuals across NIC UK that are here for you. On behalf of all of us, I confirm our full commitment to being your partner and developing together in the days and years that lie ahead.
As always, thank you for being part of our family and for your continued trust and support.
Chief Commercial Officer