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A message from Peter Berry regarding COVID-19


Mar 16, 2020


Dear clients and partners,
Like everyone in Australia and the broader global community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, as it continues to spread around the world. We are following the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and relevant authorities for guidance on preventing the illness and to inform our decisions related to maintaining optimal business practices. The wellbeing of our employees, clients, partners, associates, students and the broader community is important to us. With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation evolving rapidly, we are taking the matter very seriously.
While our intent is to remain flexible as the situation evolves, I wanted to share some of the actions PBC is taking to be a responsible partner and ensure the safety of our employees, clients, and community.
We have updated our employee policies to ensure our team members come to work in good health. We are working with our building management who have upgraded all cleaning and sanitation procedures to exceed industry standards.
Our offices will remain open until further notice to ensure that we can continue to offer our services. In addition, we have a plan for our employees to work from home in rotating teams, to ensure ongoing service and support to our clients.
Meanwhile, we would like to remind you that a range of technologies allow us to offer high quality interventions remotely, whether for assessments, coaching, group workshop or other services. We have already commenced flexible arrangements for clients. We will also be making available online qualifications, WebEx and blended learning programs to allow our clients to continue to access thought leadership, and to enhance their qualification skills working with our team of consultants virtually.

Although safety is paramount, we also remain absolutely committed to limiting the business impact of this pandemic. Our internal systems and client platforms are designed to ensure our business processes readily support your needs for our products and services, and our team’s ability to work remotely with minimal disruptions to day-to-day activities.
Below are some resources that you may find useful during this time.
Link to the Australian Psychology Society_Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety
Australian Government Department of Health The Department of Health has developed a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about coronavirus (COVID-19), including translated resources. 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides reliable information about the coronavirus such as its symptoms, steps you can take to protect yourself, and what to do if you are affected.
The World Health Organization provides information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease.

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