March 25, 2020
A message from Fiona Kingsford, Competenz CEO.
As you will be aware the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation has moved very quickly with the Government’s announcement that we are now entering alert four.
Supporting our team to support you
Competenz is committed to continuing to help our employers and learners through this period of uncertainty. Our people have been set up to work from home and can be contacted by phone or email in the usual way. We are also happy to run virtual meetings with you and can set this up prior with instructions on how to connect.
At this time, all Competenz offices are closed. Our post and courier services are also suspended for the closedown period to minimise the risk to our people. If you have paperwork for us, we encourage you to send this electronically.
Block Courses, study groups and night classes
In line with the advice from the Ministry of Health, all block courses, study groups, public courses and night courses are cancelled for at least the next 60 days. We will work with all impacted learners and employers to reschedule these as quickly as possible.
Many of the industry events we partner with or sponsor are no longer able to go ahead. If your event is postponed or cancelled, please let us know how we can support you should you wish to reschedule.
We understand these are uncertain and challenging times. We continue to reassess the situation daily and we will update you of any changes as quickly as possible.
Stay safe and well.
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