Given the spread of COVID-19 and its declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a pandemic, we have taken actions to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, clients, guests, suppliers and contractors.
In line with our network’s security policy we have asked our people to refrain from going on non-essential travel to China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland. For people who came back from travels in these areas we have implemented a strict 14-day quarantine policy.
We are closely following the recommendations of the local and international health authorities and we're communicating on a regular basis with our teams and clients.
Concretely, we have put in place the following steps:
Activation of our Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
Establishing a dedicated team to monitor the situation daily and to provide our people with the necessary guidance.
Discouraging, for the time being, unnecessary travel.
Identified people who, due to the fluidity of the international situation and due to restrictions announced by local health authorities at short notice, may have travelled to high risk zones, and therefore need to be advised to go in self-quarantine for a 14-day period upon arrival. Guidance and ongoing support was provided throughout their self-quarantine period.
Communicating regularly and providing the necessary support for our people who during this period are working in other PwC offices abroad.
Sending regular communications to our people and clients to update them on the situation, on our policies and on practical tips of how to stay healthy during these challenging times.
Reaching out to people with pre-existing medical conditions and giving them full flexibility in terms of methods of working.
At PwC's Academy, we keep the learning and upskilling experience of our clients and students front of mind. In the light of the current situation, our methodologies are being transformed into virtual learning journeys. These journeys enable direct contact with our instructors and lecturers whilst safeguarding the well-being of clients, students, tutors as well as that of our own people.
In today's challenging environment, the mindset of our team at The Hub is to help you turn this challenge into an opportunity. Our Academy team will therefore continue to operate by:
Contact PwC's Academy for more information