RITANZ has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and is committed to protecting our members by complying with guidance received from the Ministry of Health at all times.
They have recommended “taking simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible.” Their definition of close contact is “any situation where you have face-to-face contact closer than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes”. A number of our member firms are also implementing these sorts of restrictions on gatherings or non-essential meetings.
As our members safety is of the highest priority to us, we have taken the decision to postpone all RITANZ Networking Events until further notice. A decision on the Annual Conference will be made in the next 48 hours.
We are aware that our members rely on these events to meet their CPD requirements, stay abreast of industry events and build relationships with their colleagues. Our commitment to meeting these needs does not change even in these difficult times and we will continue to ensure that other development and networking opportunities are created on an ongoing basis for our members to meet these requirements for 2020.
We appreciate your understanding of this difficult decision we have taken.
Wishing all our members good health over the next few months while we, as a community and nation, deal with this containment scenario as best possible.