Superior Gold -CEO, Chris Bradbrook
CEO, Chris Bradbrook
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  • Superior Gold (TSXV:SGI) has announced their COVID-19 plan
  • Measures have been put in place at the company’s 100 per cent owned mine Australian gold mine
  • The Plutonic Gold operation in Western Australia has been locked down to non-essential personnel
  • Any personnel presenting at the mine, or the corporate offices in Toronto or Perth, with symptoms or if they have travelled internationally within 14 days are being quarantined and sent home
  • Superior Gold (TSXV:SGI) are trading at C$0.40 per share down 8.05 per cent

Superior Gold Inc (TSXV:SGI) has today announced what measures it is putting in place to ensure production continues at its Plutonic Gold operation in West Australia.

Superior are amongst a host of resources companies barring non-essential personnel from entering sites, as resources companies around the globe take action to ensure continuity of production.

As a “fly-in, fly-out” mining operation, they have taken the step to isolate anyone who is travelling in from overseas to isolate for 14 days, in line with most other countries.

Employees and site visitors must have isolated for 14 days prior to travelling to the Plutonic Gold project.

Superior Gold have also placed the same restrictions on anyone exhibiting symptoms associated with the development of COVID prior to boarding flights into the Plutonic Gold operations, irrespective of where they have travelled from.

Only essential personnel are allowed to travel to site.

The company has also constructed a purpose built isolation area at the mine with substantial capacity to house several employees, should they be suspected of having contracted the infection.

Superior Gold also has a MEDIVAC procedure in place.

The company has instructed those who are able to work from home to do so with immediate effect. All corporate and head office staff are currently working out of office, following this protocol.

The company has also managed to guarantee the continuity of critical supplies, so the mine should be able to survive for some time without needing a resupply.

CEO and President of Superior Gold, Chris Bradbrook, said the health and safety of his employees and communities is of paramount importance.

“To date, we have had no incidences of infection from COVID at both our operations and corporate offices and our operations have been unaffected and continue as planned.

“We take the threat presented by COVID extremely seriously and have developed an Infectious Disease Management Plan following the guidelines provided by the Government of Western Australia and the Department of Mines,” he added.

Superior Gold (SGI) are down 8.05 per cent to C$0.40 per share at 2:08 pm EST.

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