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An Update From AfPP

Released on - 19/03/2020

An Update From AfPP

Dear Colleagues

As you are all well aware our country, no the world, is in a state of uncertainty due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The reason for my message is to update you on AfPP’s activities for this year, particularly events and our annual conference in September.

We have taken the decision to postpone all regional study days and those colleagues who were booked on to upcoming events have been notified personally of the postponement. New dates will be issued as soon as possible.

We are currently in discussions with the University of York. At the moment they have not taken the decision to close the university as the Government have not officially stated that universities should close. If they do make the decision to cancel events, then we would have no option but to cancel our 2020 conference. We have, however, secured the 19 August to the 21 August for next year (2021) and we would ask you to put this in your diary.

I would like to assure you that our Professional Advisory Service is still available to you even if we have to work remotely. Now, more than ever, you may need the support of this service.  

In respect of our Journal and IPP, you will receive a paper copy in April however, if things worsen and our printers are unable to support our requirements, then we may revert to a digital copy. A link will be sent to you so you can still have the pleasure of reading your monthly journal.

We can only apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you, but we want to ensure that we keep individuals safe and that we do our best to keep our members updated and supported in the best ways possible.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Myself and the AfPP Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank all the front line staff for their hard work in these difficult times. We know from feedback the impact it is having on you, your families and your colleagues and we are grateful that you are there supporting those who need help.

 With my very best wishes and thanks for your ongoing support of AfPP.

Dawn Stott

Chief Executive

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