All staff members will work from home and are not authorized to conduct any face-to-face meetings or business travels until 14 April.
“We are conscious of the enormous challenges faced by many of our members due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts go out to them and cancer patients around the world,” said Dr Cary Adams, CEO of the UICC. “At UICC, we are fortunate to have the systems, technology, ability and attitude to successfully work remotely. We believe this is one of the more important measures that we can take to support the need for social distancing.”
Indeed, as the situation in Switzerland and Geneva worsens, and pressure on the health system increases, the Geneva government has now banned meetings with more than 100 attendees, signalling greater urgency and concern to limit the contagion.
Mid-April, UICC will assess the situation and decide whether to extend the remote working model or allow staff members to return to the office.
Until 14 April, UICC staff members will be reachable via email or skype/zoom during usual business hours from 8am to 5pm local time (07:00-16:00 GMT/UTC).