BERA is closely monitoring the developments around the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Our position as a charity is to do our best to continue the delivery of our activities in as safe and responsible a manner as possible. To this end, we are following the official advice from Public Health England, which is updated on a daily basis, as well as monitoring the guidance and policies of many HEIs.
Our duty of care to our staff, members, delegates and other partners governs any decisions that we are taking. We have in place plans to ensure that core business can continue in any period of office closure. However, please be aware that we might be missing key staff for periods of time and so responses from the office may take longer than usual.
We have also taken the decision to cancel or postpone all our events planned until the end of the summer term, following the latest public health advice from the government. We hope to be able to rearrange these later in the year or develop new and innovative ways of supporting them. We will work closely with colleagues and partners to keep the rest of our work going as best we can during these difficult times.