Coronavirus: important information
- A statement from our Chief Executive Officer, Abdallah Nauphal, can be viewed here
- To view a notice that we have sent to Insight contacts via email please click here
- We encourage companies, governments and policymakers to collaborate where possible to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Read our responsible investment statement here
Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to say that we hope that you, your family and your colleagues remain safe through this period and our thoughts and best wishes are with you.
This notice is designed to update you on the steps that we have taken to protect our contacts and our colleagues at Insight regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We have been closely monitoring World Health Organization and Department of Health guidelines and have been acting on this advice as it has evolved.
Insight has well established business continuity plans which allow for working from home using our remote access services.
Insight's remote access facilities have been tested to support situations where all colleagues are using remote access concurrently. Our colleagues are using remote access across our locations wherever possible in keeping with the latest government advice.
An external audit of Insight’s business continuity management system against the ISO 22301 Standard was completed on 1st April 2020. This was successful with no findings raised.
For a detailed notice on our readiness, shared with all UK contacts, please click on the link at the top of this page.
Your Insight team remains available to you to respond to any questions that you may have at this time. Whilst we have curtailed our events and face to face client meetings, alternative virtual meeting options are available for clients and advisers.
If you would like to discuss our level of readiness generally or you have specific questions on your investment strategy, please contact your Insight representative.
Insight colleagues are being regularly updated on the issue and are provided with guidance on the preventative measures they should take to look after themselves and those who they come into contact with.
For general queries related to the coronavirus, colleagues are being directed to our HR team to receive the latest advice.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we wish to offer our support and thanks to all the front-line workers. We have made a donation to support Insight’s UK event catering partners, Rocket Food, in providing meals for key workers in the NHS. As part of the #FuelforNHSHeroes’ campaign, Rocket staff are volunteering to run this service. We have also made a donation to the New York Chapter of Frontline Foods. This charity provides funding to local restaurants to support their efforts to provide healthy meals to the frontline workers leading the response to the pandemic.
For the latest health advice from GOV.UK, including the full list of countries where there are restrictions, click here.
- Business travel policies reflect the latest relevant government guidance. Colleague business travel is subject to Executive Management Committee approval.
- We suspended events and group gatherings in March including face to face meetings with contacts and continue to monitor the situation
- Insight colleagues continue to work from home where possible
- General health advice is being provided to staff in line with government guidance
For the latest public information and guidance:
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- UK Department of Health: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
- Ireland Department of Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
- German Federal Ministry of Health: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/press/2020/coronavirus.html
- Singapore Ministry of Health: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19