A Statement On The COVID-19 Form Of Coronavirus From SDI

Posted on Monday 9 March 2020.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented global health challenge that many countries continue to contend with as a result of the COVID-19 form of Coronavirus.

As well as continually assessing the situation as it unfolds and changes, organisations globally are also having to quickly understand what this means for their customers, their communities, their partners and their staff. SDI has been contending with these same challenges.

As an ethical and socially responsible organisation, SDI is reviewing the implications of COVID-19 and is making every effort to limit its potential impact by making responsible decisions when it comes to the delivery of our services. Protecting our community, as well as our communities’ dependants, is of paramount importance to us as well as listening to Government advice and guidance while the UK remains in the ‘containment’ phase of response.

Although measures to delay the virus’s spread with “social distancing” will not be introduced yet by the UK Government, Ministers do accept that the virus is going to spread in a significant way. Source: BBC News

Therefore, in line with many other organisations, our approach to dealing with this challenge is now to limit the potential impact by reducing social contact.

As a result, we have decided to postpone our UK conference SDI20 which is due to be held from 16-18 March in Birmingham, UK and the IT Service & Support Awards 2020 to a date later in the year. These circumstances are unprecedented and this is the first time in over 30 years that SDI has needed to postpone the conference and awards.

Here are some FAQs to help you plan what happens next with SDI20 and the SDI Awards >>

If you have any questions at all for the team at SDI, we will be happy to answer them. Please do get in touch via live chat, by emailing hello@sdi-e.com or calling us on +44 (0)1689 889100.

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