COVID-19 – ADVICE FOR FPA MEMBERS
The FPA is closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. You can access the latest information on COVID-19 from the Australian Government Department of Health.
Please find information and latest updates on FPA’s programs and events to support our members through this difficult time.
CFP® Certification Program and webinars
The CFP certification program and our webinar program will be running as normal. If you are currently residing in a country severely affected by Coronavirus and have had difficulty accessing any FPA online contact, please contact us directly and we will discuss alternatives to enable you to continue with the program or view the Webinar at another time.
In line with Australian Department of Health advice, all scheduled FPA events will still be taking place.
We ask that all individuals attending these events practise good hygiene to ensure that any potential risks to public health are minimised. Good hygiene means following common sense steps to help prevent the spread of any virus.
If you have been in, or transited through, mainland China (excluding Macau and Taiwan), Iran, Italy or South Korea in the last 14 days or you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, we ask that you DO NOT attend the event.
Similarly, if you are generally feeling unwell – even with minimal symptoms – we ask that you DO NOT attend the event.
Supporting your health and wellbeing
Given the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, we understand many of you may be experiencing feelings of increased anxiety and distress. While it’s reasonable to be concerned, there are simple and effective steps you can take to help take care of yourself, and the people around you.
Through the FPA Wellbeing program, you can access free, confidential support and resources. We’ve partnered with Benestar to offer FPA members this program. Benestar has also developed resources to help you and your employees during this challenging time.