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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE: HEAD OFFICE WORKING

24 March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop rapidly and following the important Government announcement on 23 March 2020 we have taken the decision to cease using our Head Office premises in Portsmouth as our main place of work until further notice.  Arrangements are already in place that allows all staff to work remotely from home and a process is now in place to ensure that the essential business requirements that allow IHEEM to function are maintained.  We continue to hold daily conference calls to allow everyone to check in with their colleagues and not feel isolated and we will focus on work that avoids unnecessary contact and distraction to key workers.   We are and intend to continue to be, available to help and support so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any specific requests.

IHEEM remains committed to the safety and well-being of its staff as the number one priority and I am proud of all the Head Office team who have responded to the recent changes so positively.  Their commitment to carry on working and supporting members and volunteers and each-other during this uncertain time is commendable. 

We will continue to monitor and review the situation and respond to any further announcements as required.  Can I also take the opportunity to thank everyone who has contacted me with offers of help and support over the past few days, they are very much appreciated.

Head Office working hours are 8 am-4 pm until further notice and you can still call our main number 02392 823186 during this time. The main IHEEM inbox office@iheem.org.uk  will be monitored as normal and all enquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff to deal with.  

 

Pete Sellars, Chief Executive Officer