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My Coronavirus Lockdown Experience

My Coronavirus Lockdown Experience

My Coronavirus Lockdown Experience

Once lockdown was announced by the prime minister, it felt slightly surreal that we had to stay at home and going to work was no longer available. There was a feeling of uncertainty, how long would this last? How would companies survive? This is my Coronavirus lockdown experience.


Luckily the government had put the furlough process into place. This meant that although we had to stay at home, the government would pay 80% of our wages. Managing director, Steve Waller, acted extremely quickly to the announcement and ensured that we were on the furlough scheme immediately which protected the company and employees jobs. This was important because we wouldn’t be able to source materials or work on sites meaning no work for the company.

What I did to Keep Myself Entertained During Lockdown

It took a while to get my head around the whole situation. It was very strange seeing little to no cars or people outside going about their normal day to day business. Seeing others wearing face masks and gloves whilst doing the food shop was also something I never thought I would see. It was like something out of a film. I haven’t missed the fast food places that I thought I would which is a surprise. During the lockdown I managed to catch up with all of the T.V. series’ that I was currently watching as well as the films I wanted to see. Gaming was also something I could do a lot of with so much more time available than before.

Even though I couldn’t do much during the full lockdown, staying home to keep the NHS and everyone else safe was the top priority. It felt like a small sacrifice compared to what nurses and doctors were doing.

Back to Work

Eight weeks later and we are back to work whilst implementing the government’s COVID-19 guidelines to help keep clients and staff safe. Hopefully life will get back to normal soon!



For information on the building and glazing projects carried out by Waller Associates please click on the following link to our website

Commercial Building

Commercial building is a growth area for Waller Building. We work in the education and healthcare sectors. The retail sector is also an area of growth. This is due to many warehouse developments in the south east. We install toilet and kitchen areas.

Commercial Glazing

We also install commercial window and doors. For examples of our services, take a look at our commercial glazing case studies.

Waller Building

In the last 25 years, Waller Building has worked on many commercial projects. Our reputation is growing fast. The services provided range from refurbishment through to extensions and complete new builds. Additionally our glazing department repairs windows and glass. We also install uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. One of the major areas that we are continuing grow is window replacement in schools. Waller Associates is Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and safecontractor approved. We are also a Kent County Council approved contractor. We would also be happy to give you a price for any refurbishment works.

Contact Waller Building

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of glazing projects, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 or email


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