On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the status of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak from epidemic to pandemic.
Globally and in Australia, COVID-19 has become a significant challenge and many businesses and individuals are feeling the impact.
Since the start of the year, Cooper Grace Ward has been following the COVID-19 situation closely and monitoring government and health authority updates to minimise transmission risks, particularly in relation to business travel, client meetings and conferences.
For many years, Cooper Grace Ward has had a business continuity plan and disaster recovery program (BCP/DRP) in place to protect our clients, the firm and our team members in the event of a significant disruption to our daily operations.
Our BCP/DRP is designed to minimise the duration and disruption of any such incident and ensure a smooth, rapid and orderly recovery, so we can continue to provide services to our clients.
Members of our executive leadership team have recently reviewed our BCP/DRP in light of the emergence of COVID-19, and we continue to monitor the situation closely and adapt our response accordingly.
Our top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our team members and our clients.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has, we ask that you reconsider the need for face-to-face meetings and do everything possible to limit potential transmission opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please speak with your usual Cooper Grace Ward contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to act on the latest government and health advice to protect our firm, team members and clients from any adverse impacts, and we will update our website with relevant information as the need arises.