In line with Government advice, as set out in the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus on 16 March, PAGB is taking action to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff and members.
PAGB colleagues will continue to provide copy clearance, advertising and regulatory advice, media issues management and more for our members, working remotely and using online meeting tools such as webex and microsoft teams. We will continue to keep you updated on issues of importance to the consumer healthcare industry in our regular newsletters and our working groups will continue to meet, in a virtual space rather than face to face.
What has changed?
PAGB has put in place the following measures:
PAGB’s office will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday 17 March and all staff will be working from home for the foreseeable future
Meetings scheduled to take place at the PAGB office will now be held by webex or telephone. In some cases it may be necessary to reschedule meetings for a future date. The meeting leader will provide details in advance of the meeting
PAGB staff will not be attending external meetings in person
PAGB’s workshop next week will be conducted online via webex. Where possible, we will look to adapt our workshops to this format going forward. We will keep members updated on future arrangements for workshops
We will not be taking room bookings until further notice
Where possible PAGB aims to continue business as usual with adjustments to protect our staff and members. We will review this decision on a weekly basis.
We know that many of our members have implemented their own policies which may impact on your own availability. Please let us know if your policies change and if there is anything that PAGB can do to support you at this time.
You can continue to contact us as normal during office hours via e-mail or phone – calls will be diverted to individuals. A full list of telephone numbers and email addresses is available in the members’ area of the PAGB website. (log-in or register here).