Response to WHO Pandemic Announcement


 

Earlier today the World Health Organisation officially declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. This will contribute to the level of concern you may have about attending any upcoming meetings and Professional Development events. We understand and appreciate the effect that this situation is having on many of our members and participants.

As an organisation LEAD is constantly monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have been developing our response plan, drawing directly on current advice and information provided by WHO and the Federal and State Government authorities. Our team has participated in a training session and Risk Management analysis, and are now implementing some new strategies that align with the recommendations made by these Health Authorities.

 

LEAD will continue to deliver all scheduled workshops, training events and meetings that have been scheduled.

We will of course commit to implementing all recommended precautions from the World Health Organisation, Federal and State Health authorities and will encourage all attendees to follow these guidelines. We will be uploading further information and links to appropriate Health Authorities onto our website, and update these as soon as any new advice becomes available.

For further information:

World Health and Government Resources

World Health Organisation - Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. 

Australian Government - Department of Health-  resource page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, travel restrictions and resources and fact sheets for travellers, businesses, and others. 

NSW Health- https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Meeting and Event Specific Resources 

World Health Organisation - Key planning recommendations for mass gathering in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

I trust that this communique has addressed the concerns you may have about ‘business and usual’. If you require further information please feel free to contact LEAD ar info@leadpda.org.au, or call us directly on 96206172.

Thank you and regards,  

Kerry Palejs

Chief Executive Officer