BUSINESSES in Malvern are dealinng with the coronavirus crisis in different ways.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that members of the public must remain indoors and work from home if possible, a number of firms have chosen different ways of dealing with the outbreak.

The Morgan Motor Company, one of the town's most iconic businesses, announced on Twitter it will be closing its factory for the first time in 70 years.

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In a statement, the company said: "It is for one simple reason: without family, nothing else matters.

"At this time, our family and your family are all that matters.

"For the first time since World War II, following government advice, we have made the decision to close the Morgan factory for at least one month.

"During this period, we are committed to looking after each of our employees.

"We would urge you to keep your Morgan in the garage and stay at home.

"The next adventure can wait, and when all this is over, your next drive will feel like your first."

Elsewhere, staff from software company Payara have returned to the country after spending time on the island of Funchal following Foreign Office travel advice for British travellers to return home.

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The team from Payara, based at the Malvern Hills Science Park, spent a week on the island of Funchal, Madeira, where the company has opened its new EU office in response to Brexit.

Eliot Martin, technical delivery manager at Payara said: “We recently achieved something unique, important, and ultimately hugely valuable for the organisation and its continued success. Payara Week Madeira became so much more than a strategic discussion."

The week consisted of company-wide presentations, interactive workshops and team strategic activities, whilst also providing the opportunity for relationship building through social activities.

While all members of the company are now working remotely in response to COVID-19, HR manager Julia Millidge said the energy and relationships built during Payara Week has given them extra momentum to approach the situation with confidence and community spirit.