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COVID-19 Contingency Plan


This page has been created to inform you of the plans we have in place to ensure service continuity during the coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated as and when the situation changes.

The latest coronavirus public health information and advice can be found here.

Last Update: Tuesday 17 March – 17:00 GMT

Following the government advice yesterday we will be imposing a work-from-home policy from 5:30pm this evening.

We do not anticipate any interruption in Open Reality services.

BrightCloud (part of the Open Reality Group) have been helping businesses with remote working solutions for over 20 years, so we are fortunate that we can easily transition to a fully remote workforce. This makes us confident in our ability to continue providing great service to you and conducting business normally.

That means that the Open Reality team will remain available from 09:00 to 17:30 GMT, Monday through Friday by sending an email to sales@openreality.co.uk or by calling 01235 556 400. You will also be able to contact individual staff members on their usual office number.

Our leadership team have also been in discussions with our key suppliers, including our Data Centre locations, to ensure that their services continue without interruption.

How we can help you

If you need any assistance in enabling or enhancing remote working for your organisation, our consultants are on hand to help you find the best solution:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops
    • Additional licenses
    • Health checks, upgrades and additional infrastructure to support a higher number of connections.
  • Citrix Remote PC Access
    • Remote PC Access that allows an end user to log on remotely from anywhere to a physical Windows PC in the office. Ideal for those not already using Citrix. Find out more on our blog.
  • Firewalls and other gateway devices
    • Higher throughput devices, remote access client configuration and cloud-based options.
  • Office 365
    • Consultancy services to roll out new apps to support more productive remote working (i.e. Teams). Find out more about using Teams to boost collaboration on our blog.

Please contact us if you have any queries about our services, or our COVID-19 contingency plans.

Kind Regards,

The Open Reality Team