Marshall to close UK factory as precaution against COVID-19
Marshall Amplification is temporarily closing its UK factory and headquarters as a “precautionary measure” against COVID-19.
According to an email sent by Marshall and then obtained by Guitar.com, the company decided to close its Bletchley, Milton Keynes facility yesterday (11 November) due to “an increase in the number of potential Coronavirus cases within our workforce”. The factory is expected to reopen on 23 November.
“The company are taking this action as purely a precautionary measure,” read the email, which was forwarded to Guitar.com by a source in Vietnam. “We will have skeleton staff working from home during this period.”
We have reached out to Marshall and will update this story as more information comes in.
As COVID-19 continues to ravage the music industry around the world, there have been a few recent glimmers of hope.
Two weeks ago, Shanghai played host to Music China 2020, a sprawling musical instruments trade show. More than 80,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors from 15 countries flocked to the Shanghai New International Expo Center – albeit with significant safety guidelines in place.
“Every person who attends the show, no matter exhibitors or visitors, are required to show their health code and swipe their ID card to enter the exhibition centre,” Music China’s Project Assistant Sylvia Xue told Guitar.com.
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