COVID-19 - Message to Clients regarding business continuity

25 March 2020


Dear Valued Client

Defence is an essential service and together we are making an important contribution to Government and the community. We, and they, have an important role to play throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst there have been minor changes in how we are conducting business in this ever changing environment, we remain committed to ensuring that Defence is able to fulfil its ability to serve Australia’s national interests.


I would like to assure you that Navantia Australia is taking every precaution available to protect our employees, their families and the community while continuing to provide the services our clients and business partners require.

Where possible, all client contact will be over email, remote video conferencing and phone as our employees are now encouraged to work remotely to help stop the spread of coronavirus and to stay healthy.  For those who are required to attend our places of business, Navantia Australia is supporting its employees to ensure everyone maintains awareness regarding hygiene to protect themselves and the general public, and to practice the advice provided by health authorities.

While Navantia Australia staff are working from home, we are taking steps to ensure that all necessary security measures regarding defence business are being strictly adhered to in accordance with defence standards and requirements. General email broadcasts and in house teleconferencing with isolating staff will continue to reinforce and remind members of good security practices. We are actively practicing social distancing in our everyday operations as we continue with business as usual.

Throughout this unprecedented event, the health and wellbeing of our employees, their families and the community is our highest priority. We are keeping our employees informed on the latest advice from the Secretary of Defence, Chief of Defence Force and health authorities.

We wish you and those close to you good health and stay safe.

Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at – together let’s help stop the spread of coronavirus and stay healthy.

Yours sincerely

Alfonso Garcia-Valdes
Managing Director
Navantia Australia