NAFAS –Coronavirus(COVID-19)StatementFollowing the announcement after the Cobra meetingheld on Thursday March 12th, we continuetomonitor the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines set by the Government, the World Health Organisation and the UK NHS.
The health and safety of our members, staff and visitors is our priority.Althoughthere has been no directive to cancel events or meetings, the Board of Directors are conscious of the age demographic of NAFAS Members and haveagreed the following recommendationsto Clubs,Areas and Members:
•Cancel all meetings planned in April2020.
•Give careful consideration to all meetings planned between now and the end of March.
•Do not arrange any future meetings or events untilfurther notice.
Please note, these are recommendationsonly,and all decisions madeare the responsibility of the Club or Area. There may be local considerations to be aware of, for example,a member of a club may contractthevirus.
Please contact Head Office should you have any concerns or for full information and guidelines aboutCoronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the NHS website –www.nhs.ukIt is the responsibilityof the Club and Area Chairman to fulfill their contractualobligations to a Demonstratorif a meeting is cancelled at short notice, especially if flowers have already been purchased.
Please honour your responsibilities.
As from Monday 16thMarch 2020, NAFAS Head Officewill beoperating on a restrictedstaffing structurewhich will see onlytwo membersof staff in at any one time, with others adopting a working from home policy.This will reducethe risk of infectionand prepare us for a total lockdown of Head Office,should the need arise. You will still be able to communicate with Head Office in the normal way, phone and email. If there are any changes to the current recommendations from the Government or the World Health Organisation, we will review and react to their instructions promptly.