Millbank Land Academy Ltd COVID-19 Policy Statement
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, organisations are facing unprecedented levels of uncertainty and extremely challenging circumstances.
When it comes to the running of our business, we are very fortunate that the large majority of our business activity can continue with our people working from home.
Training events are more difficult to plan and deliver in light of government guidelines around social distancing, but not impossible. Fortunately a lot of live training can be delivered online and a relatively small proportion needs to be done face to face.
We have been working to adjust our usual approach to ensure that:
- We run training events online wherever possible
- When we gather for events, we have minimal team members
- Social distancing is embedded into all our live in-person events
- All team members and clients follow the ‘do’s and don’ts of how to stop infection spreading
We are now delivering all our programmes and events either online via Zoom, broadcast live from a studio, or otherwise broadcast from a training room with a small live audience (hybrid events) to allow people to participate safely from home.
At our hybrid events we are limiting the number of guests (max 27) and using larger rooms to ensure we respect social distancing guidelines of 2 metres wherever possible (and 1 metre plus elsewhere). We hope to be able to hold larger events from October, however we will be operating a vastly reduced programme of in-person events for the foreseeable future.
We only run events at venues that enable us to easily maintain social distancing, conduct thorough and regular deep cleans, and have a number of hand sanitation stations available. Refreshments and lunches are all now provided in personal, safe containers.
We are also ensuring that we have a plan B in place in case we have a situation where a team member is exposed to COVID-19 or shows symptoms in the lead up to an event – in which case they would not attend the event or, in extreme cases, the event may be cancelled.
COVID-19 is changing the way we think about work and the way we actually do our work. Video conference calls were already a familiar work practice for us and fortunately now more and more people are comfortable with Zoom and open to meeting and training online.
We are sending our kindest wishes and regards to anyone who is being personally affected by the COVID-19 crisis and our warmest thanks to those on the front lines.
If you would like to discuss our training or handle any specific concerns you have, please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you and explore ways that we can move through this current situation together and come out of it stronger, with new insights and ways of working.
Effective Date: 15th March 2020
Last Modified: 7th September 2020