This is an update on our statements of 3 and 10 March.
As a national professional body, the welfare and safety of our members, team, stakeholders, and the wider community is our first priority. Yesterday, the Taoiseach announced guidelines which require us to change the way we operate to curtail the spread of Covid-19.
We are planning to deal with an evolving situation. This includes a commitment to service continuity for you, our members.
Some of the measures we have taken include:
Business continuity - Our staff have the ability if required to work remotely and securely from home (and connectivity to our systems have been established). The Engineers Ireland team will remain fully available and continue to work with our members, as well as key stakeholders virtually during this period, through contact details listed on the website and through our virtual systems.
The contact phone detail for our key departments is available on our website here.
Best practice health measures - We have provided specific recommendations and guidance to our staff and contractors on how to avoid the spread of the virus.
CPD training events – In the interests of public safety, CPD events and training at 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4, and at other locations are cancelled for the remainder of March. We will adhere to Government guidance and the latest public health advice in relation to planning beyond the end of March.
Scenario planning - We have set up an internal protocol with our Chief Risk Officer to deal with various scenarios where the health of Engineers Ireland staff and members may be affected.
In relation to events or meetings organised or in planning by our Regional branches, Engineering divisions or Societies (i.e. Sectors), our Sectors Team will email you about any rescheduled meeting or event, where that information is made available or please check with your Committee Chair to determine if your meeting is going ahead.
We are working hard to ensure that Engineers Ireland has minimised the risk from Coronavirus as far as possible.
We are closely monitoring the advice provided by the HSE/ National Public Health Emergency Team.
We ask any person, if they are feeling unwell, or have recently returned from an affected area, or have been in contact with a person who has been confirmed to have Coronavirus in the past 14 days, not to attend our events/meetings.
A list of the affected areas is here.
We advise members to keep themselves up-to-date on the latest travel and health advice from their relevant governments.
Further information from the HSE on the Coronavirus can be found here.
This page on our website will be updated when necessary.