With a rapid increase in the number of people being infected with COVID-19 in Australia and globally, we all need to adjust our daily lives to help slow the spread of infection. This ‘flattening of the curve’ will assist health providers treat those who are most susceptible to this virus and identify those who have this virus and enforce self-quarantine.
To help protect our staff, members, and industry participants, we have responded quickly and decisively implementing several measures including:

> AIQS employees are now working from home with all systems operational enabling us to provide ongoing support to our members
> limiting face to face gatherings including CPD events, networking functions, chapter council meetings, committee meetings, and APC interviews
> rolling out more CPD webinars (we are reviewing member CPD requirements for the current year)
> using technology to communicate with members, industry participants and key stakeholders.

On behalf of the AIQS team, our thoughts go out to all members and their families affected during this time.

Grant Warner
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors