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IOSH staff and the new lockdown restrictions

Many countries are having to introduce or reintroduce stricter measures to tackle the resurgence of
coronavirus and last week England, where most IOSH staff are based, introduced new measures.

These are expected to last from 5 November until at least 2 December 2020. Our risk assessment has therefore been reviewed to cover this period.

With the majority of our staff having successfully made the transition to remote working earlier in the
year, we’re confident we can continue running our operations and providing services and support to
our networks while taking all necessary steps to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of our workforce
and our volunteers.

This latest four-week reduction to on-site working is unlikely to have any significant impact on our
ability to serve our members, deliver for our training provider network, offer our advice and expertise
or conduct any other business.

Minimising the threat to the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff is of paramount importance to
us. We were able to adapt to operating most of our services remotely when Covid-19 lockdown
restrictions were first imposed in the spring.

The few areas of business that may be affected in the short-term are those involving the despatch
of printed items. This includes hardcopy training delegate certificates and certificates where
members have changed grades. We will continue working hard to keep any disruption to a
minimum, monitoring performance closely and making improvements as required.

We remain conscious that these continued restrictions are having implications for some of our
networks’ activities and we thank you for continuing to observe the guidance we have provided. We
very much appreciate your patience and support during this difficult period for everyone. If you have
any queries, please contact your Regional or Relationship Manager.

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