Our approach to COVID-19

 

News | 17 March 2020

As at 17 March 2020  

We take the health and wellbeing of our people, clients and the broader community seriously.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, we have implemented safeguards that meet Australian Government COVID-19 guidelines and have taken additional steps to minimise the risk of infection and the impact.

Our response team is meeting daily to discuss any updates or changes as they occur and we will modify our approach as required.

Business continuity - supporting you

Hall & Wilcox is fully resourced to support clients. We are monitoring this situation daily and will keep clients informed if there are any changes to capacity within our teams.

Our technology supports our people to be able to work wherever they need to be based. Our people are currently transitioning to be primarily working away from the office. We expect the majority of our people will be working remotely by Friday 20 March. They can  access emails and files on the network easily from remote locations, and our phone system ensures they can take calls to their extension from anywhere.

Our clients can be assured we are able to continue to support them during this period of uncertainty due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Our people will continue to be available through the normal communication channels.

Our legal teams are also ensuring they are updating clients regularly on the legal impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to receive these updates, please click here to subscribe.

Containment

Our people’s domestic and international travel are being monitored by the firm and containment and self-quarantine is taking place if our people have visited high risk countries. If, in the last 14 days, they have returned to Australia from any other country they are required to self-isolate in accordance with Australian government requirements.

Clients and suppliers have been asked to not visit our office in the following circumstances:

  • if they are unwell;
  • if, in the last 14 days, they have returned to or arrived in Australia from any other country; or
  • or have recently travelled from or transited through high risk or moderate risk countries. if they have been in close contact with a person who is suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19.

Hall & Wilcox has access to advanced Zoom conferencing technology which has ensured meetings can proceed from any location globally.

We have made the decision to move all ‘in person’ events to webinar-based events and cancelling all other ‘in person’ events that cannot be run as a webinar.

We currently have no planned office closures.

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