Let us know how are you responding to Coronavirus

john_lamb   March 18, 2020 8:43am

How are you coping with Coronavirus? Share your experiences, tips etc. on our Forum.

AT suppliers are still open for business although many have closed their offices and cancelled meetings, following the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus.

Most planned conferences, exhibitions and roadshows are now cancelled or have announced new dates.

Office staff are working from home wherever possible. Some companies have already transferred training and support online rather than delivering face-to-face.

Many are using online conferencing services although there have been reports that the telecommunications network is struggling to support the extra load.

Assessors are turning to screen sharing platforms to make assessments.

With a high proportion of disabled people in the most at-risk groups, repairing and delivering hardware has been difficult. One company supplying students via the Disabled Students Allowances scheme is waiting 72 hours before working on machines sent in for repair.

The same company has adopted a policy of leaving deliveries on the doorstep for customers to then open the door and retrieve them. However, many students have cancelled deliveries and training.

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Deleted User   March 18, 2020 2:12pm

In general it seems a lot of people are now making sure people can do remote sessions etc which a majority are not always familar with, which is somethat should be in place exactly for these reasons.

The biggest thing I have had is a difference in remote rates to what I would get visiting onsite to students, I understand that it may be lower and in this time. I do this work full time it would be great if sfe/dsa provided a minimum rate for remote training to help in supporting us as trainers.

If anyone has any contacts that I could talk to about it or knows how we can look at this to help protect us that freelance I would be most grateful :)

In the most part though many are doing the best they can.

john_lamb   March 18, 2020 2:53pm

Hi SammieW I have posted your query on our assessors group.

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Deleted User   March 18, 2020 3:16pm

Thank you not sure its an assessor query but maybe more a sfe/dsa point to help people :) but if it helps anywhere than its a help :)

john_lamb   March 18, 2020 3:39pm

If you email David Atkinson at Wyvern Business Systems - David.Atkinson@wbs.uk.com - he has offered to help.

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Deleted User   July 17, 2020 1:17pm

Surviving in these circumstances seems difficult, but there is an opportunity to change ourselves whether its mentally, physically or emotionally. I have been exercising regularly since the pandemic started. I have never thought of losing weight, but this pandemic gives me an opportunity to do so. Lost 28 kg till dates. Its wonderful.


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