McLaren taking action to reduce Coronavirus risk to personnel
The McLaren Group has taken the step of banning from its properties any person who has recently visited China in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Group, that includes McLaren Applied, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing, employs more than 4,000 people globally.
With the Formula 1 season now up and running following the start of testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the team has made clear its intention to protect its personnel, that includes those working at the track and at its factory in Woking,
The ban includes the team's motorhome in the Barcelona paddock. The team has already informed a media representative it knew had recently flown in from Shanghai that he would not be allowed in for the duration of the test programme.
A team spokesperson said: "Given the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, and based on recent updates to UK government and World Health Organisation directives, the McLaren Group has issued a policy setting out restrictions and conditions we believe prudent to safeguard the health and well-being of our people, contractors and customers and protect our operations across our McLaren Applied, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing businesses.
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