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Coronavirus update (COVID-19)

Published 13 Mar 2020
Coronavirus update (COVID-19)

Coronavirus update (COVID-19)

EIANZ takes the health and wellbeing of members, event attendees, staff, presenters and hosts seriously and is conscious of the concern across the community about the COVID-19 virus. We are monitoring the situation daily and the impact on the delivery of our events. We are implementing approaches that are consistent with advice from the World Health Organisation and national and local authorities.

Our events

Many of our events are hosted by our corporate partners and held in public places. EIANZ event organisers are in touch with corporate and venue hosts to assess risk.  We are also in contact with our event presenters and facilitators to determine any risks in running events.

If you've registered or thinking of coming to an event

If you have returned to Australia or New Zealand from any of the high-risk countries within the past 14-21 days, have been in contact with a person who has tested positive to COVID-19 or have Coronavirus symptoms, we ask that you stay at home and look after yourself.

Event attendees

If you are attending one of our events please remember to:

  • Use hand sanitiser or wash your hands with soap and water on entry
  • Follow good hygiene principles / coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Avoid handshaking and close physical contact - try to be creative in your non-physical greetings!
  • Notify an event organiser if you are feeling unwell.

Refund / Transfers

If you have registered for an event you can either transfer your registration to someone else or receive a full refund if you:

  • Deem yourself a health risk and do not want to attend the event
  • Are worried about contracting COVID-19.

Please email office@eianz.org and this will be organised. Please include details of the event and the name of any new attendee. 

If EIANZ cancels an event you will receive a full refund. If EIANZ postpones an event you will have the option of attending on the new day, transferring your registration to someone else or receiving a full refund.

EIANZ is carefully monitoring the situation and we will let you know if there are any changes to planned events and what options are available.

Other event delivery options

We are looking at ways to deliver planned events electronically if circumstances change and they can't be delivered face-to-face. This includes webinar formats, video conferencing  and teleconferencing. We will  be working closely with presenters and hosts to look at safe ways to deliver events so you can continue to get access to professional development and networking.

Thanks for your understanding and support.