The continued spread of the Covid-19 virus is having a profound impact on society. We have continued to follow the announcements and updates from the Government and the Department of Health to limit the spread of the virus. Our Board of Directors is taking this very seriously and following the most recent announcements we have decided to implement several measures to protect the health and safety of our staff, clients and wider society.
Business resilience is key and our three-tier continuity plan ensures we can continue to serve our clients in a nearly seamless manner as the situation evolves. We will retain a skeleton staff in each of our offices as far as is practical to deal with non-computerized issues. We will continue to process documents for Notarization and Legalization. As long as law firms, Government offices and Embassies remain open and continue to process them. Likewise, with bank transfers, these will continue to be securely dealt with while banks remain operational. All other work will be dealt with remotely by your respective contact in the firm all of whom have secure home access.
Some of the measures we have taken include:
• Remote working – Where staff are working remotely. We have tested the IT systems and infrastructure to ensure it is robust and secure, and resilience testing will continue. This will enable us to continue operating fully should the offices need to close completely.
• Travel – All non-essential business travel has been suspended and any client meetings for the foreseeable future will be by telephone or Video conference.
• Meetings – We have asked our employees to conduct internal meetings, via conference or video calls. Rather than face-to-face, where possible.
We continue to monitor the developments and will contact you with any changes to the above.
If you have any questions or queries about the measures we have taken, please contact me or your City Trust contact person.
Chief Executive Officer