Lockdown or not – We are still working … just not from the office
These are indeed challenging and extraordinary times. Our cheese is moved daily and sometimes hourly.
Very few of us ever lived in a time when we needed to give so much consideration to matters such as our health, our families, our communities, food + medical availability and supply, our livelihoods, the survival of the economy, etc. both in the short and long term.
At the PIA, we prioritise the health, safety and well-being of our members, employees and all fellow citizens during these challenging times.
Following the announcement by The President of South Africa, Mr Ramaphosa on 23rd of March 2020, enforcing a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days, the PIA has put the following in place:
• Face to face meetings are discouraged with staff, committee members, members and external stakeholders.
Meetings using Facetime, Skype or Zoom are encouraged and all other communication should be done via e-mail or telephonically.
• Our physical office doors will be closing at 15:30 on Thursday, 26 March 2020 as all staff members will work remotely from Friday, 27 March 2020 until Friday, 17 April 2020 (provided there are no further changes announced).
• It will be business as usual – Mondays to Fridays 08:00 to 15:30 and we remain committed to ensure that all enquiries are resolved and matters are addressed timeously by staff members during office hours.
• All administration work will continue as normal.
Contact Details for Queries:
Telephonically: Mauneen van Wyk Executive Officer 083 297 4697
We are committed to keep you updated on any changes to the above arrangements and appreciate your understanding as we are facing this global pandemic and challenges together.
We wish you health and strength during this trying time.
PS: It was hard to ignore that we have a membership of creative problem solvers!
Creative minds think out of the box, they find solutions! I trus that post COVID-19, we will emerge will innovative ways to move forward as people, as a profession and as a nation.
Please be safe out there!