The Relocate Global Coronavirus (Covid-19) resource centre

The Relocate Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource centre - with articles designed to help employers and employees amidst this worldwide crisis and with links to trusted resources.

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In this time of global uncertainty and worry, due to the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organisation has just upgraded from "epidemic" to "pandemic", we thought it would be helpful for our readers if we created an index of all Coronavirus-related articles.Many of these articles can help you manage your organisation and workforce in this time of unprecedented change.This page was last updated on 9 February 2021.

Health and wellbeing

The Nation’s Mental Health During Lockdown

A surprising one in four Britons report a positive improvement in mental health during lockdown. Why is this - and what is the situation with the rest of Great Britain?

CIPD Good Work Index: ‘Wellbeing worse even before Covid-19’

The negative impact of work on people’s mental health has grown in the past two years, according to the latest assessment of UK workplaces by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.

Wellbeing has plummeted during the Coronavirus lockdown

Workers around the globe are struggling with the lack of social interaction, according to a new survey by recruitment experts, Hays. What can employers do to help with the mental wellbeing of their employees?

What will get us to the other side of this pandemic?

How can two kinds of testing for COVID-19, plus social distancing and adequate PPE, help flatten the Coronavirus curve and get key workers back to work?

How to help globally mobile employees cope with COVID-19

Managing self-isolation in a host location and maintaining physical and mental wellbeing alongside work and family commitments can present specific challenges for international assignees.

Talent management

International assignment policy actions in the global pandemic era factsheet

A factsheet on International assignment policy actions in the global pandemic era as part of international policy trends. Download your free copy.

Remote working: implications for talent management and global teams

Home and remote working are becoming increasingly common as requirements to socially distance, stay at home and undertake only essential travel become more prevalent as responses to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Sue Shortland reports on the implications for managing mobile talent and facilitating successful global teams.

Managing employee engagement during the pandemic

Human resource managers have noted the importance of employee engagement in raising organisational performance for many years. During the tough economic times associated with the current pandemic, maintaining and even raising employee engagement takes on increased significance. Dr Sue Shortland explains the concept of engagement and how it can be fostered in the environment of home working.

The future is now: global mobility’s moment to lead

A relocation, group move or international assignment is about moving hearts and minds. The pandemic and now Brexit is putting this in focus like never before, as the Future Fit webinar series finds.

Focusing on the family: policy issues in the Covid-19 era

As the Covid-19 pandemic enters its second wave, many expatriate families are looking to repatriate but there are still international relocations taking place which involve outbound family mobility. Dr Sue Shortland examines global mobility policy actions in the context of the pandemic.

Managing uncertainty: the Global Mobility experts' view

Covid-19 has accentuated longstanding uncertainties around trade pacts and talent mobility, as conversations with our global community show. These challenges are demanding new levels of agility, especially around the link between employee wellbeing and business health.

How global talent mobility is powering the future of work

If there’s anything that Covid-19 has shown us, it is that managing talent today is truly a global endeavour.

Post-Covid recovery, restructuring & reskilling: resetting the agenda

With the end of government pandemic support for employers and furlough schemes imminent, business representatives, professional bodies and consultancies are setting out how organisations can recover.

Road to Recovery: chinks in the light of the UK economy

Covid-19 has been a global economic shock like no other. But recovery is on its way. David Sapsted examines the bigger picture for business.

Women on the frontline

Growth in a post-pandemic world is going to be hard but it is really important to build on some of the positives of the experience of lockdown to build better business and accelerate inclusion. Fiona Murchie reflects on leadership wisdom from Dame Helena Morrissey.

The Flexy Work Revolution: comparing notes over Covid-19

Day three of the CIPD’s virtual Festival of Work shares more practical insight into the latest HR thinking. The panel session on the future of flexible work – in a global context – a particular highlight.

'Keep flexible work practices post-Covid': new campaign

A Working Families campaign – #flextheUK – to make flexible working the rule, not the exception, gets underway today.

One-metre rule poses dilemmas for employers

Covid-19 and the shift to homeworking for millions of workers is forcing us all to think again about the future workplace.

Self-isolation and Coronavirus: How to manage a remote workforce

Governments around the world are recommending or mandating home working to minimise the spread of the coronavirus, and to protect the most vulnerable in societies. How can organisations best make home working "work" during a time of self-isolation?

Coronavirus - will employees be paid if they can't go to work?

With concern amongst employees that they may not be paid if they contract the Coronavirus or are asked to self-isolate by a doctor, what is the truth?

Coronavirus and your employees – protecting them in an uncertain world

As coronavirus spreads around the world, we consider the implications for globally mobile employees and how their employers can support them.

Coronavirus – what steps should employers and staff take now?

What measures can be taken now in the workplace to avoid the spread of coronavirus and what travel restrictions are currently in place?

Four ways female leaders can keep on track during the Covid-19 crisis

Relocate Global’s latest Think Women community webinar offered practical advice from executive coach Alexandra Holden Terhalle on how to make the best of the lockdown.

Education

International schools’ innovation & response to the Covid pandemic

Join us for this essential webinar, hosted by Jayne Constantinis, BBC World presenter, with Fiona Murchie, and Ashwin Assomull Partner, Global Education Practice, L.E.K. Consulting, and a panel of education experts.

5 Hours of Zoom per day is NOT Digital Learning

Julie Taylor, Head of School, at The Bridge School, outlines what makes for an excellent - and complete - digital education programme.

Higher Education: Addressing Challenges in the Years Ahead

The Higher Education sector is facing a number of challenges but is responding to these proactively, with determination and resolve.

Preparing for the new term and a new location: education and family focus webinar

The benefits of a bilingual education, securing a school place during lockdown, and how schools, education consultants and destination service providers are working hard and thinking differently to best support relocating families during the Covid crisis were key topics in this reassuring webinar.

International students in the UK: immigration and visa Q&A

From visa expiration to Distance Learning and Tier 4 study visas, this Q&A by immigration specialist law firm, Reiss Edwards, can help.s

School closures: how parents can keep calm and carry on with work

Government measures designed to stop the spread of Covid-19 will see all state schools in the UK close to most students from Friday. What are the options for working parents?

Summer A-level and GCSE exams cancelled: what happens now?

The Government’s announcement that all schools in the UK will close for most students included the news this year’s summer examination sessions for GCSEs and A-levels are cancelled.

Coronavirus and education: what is the global impact on students, families and communities?

UNESCO says the number of students missing school globally due to Covid-19 is “unparalleled”, impacting almost 290 million worldwide. Where are schools closed and what impact is this having on families and communities?

Serviced apartments

Serviced apartment visitors can now ‘Stay with Confidence’, as hygiene guarantee launched for sector

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 began affecting everyday life, the serviced apartment sector has come into its own, housing guests isolating away from home, key workers on call and some of those most vulnerable to the virus.

ASAP calls on UK Government for clarification on Coronavirus, so the hospitality industry can act

ASAP and Coronavirus: the hospitality industry stands to suffer a "devastating shock to business".

Property

Coronavirus and commercial properties: what do you need to know as a landlord?

Rebecca Cleal from the Commercial Property team at Ipswich law firm, Prettys, answers important questions about Coronavirus and commercial real estate. 

General

Dutch corporate immigration and how Covid-19 impacts Dutch (corporate) mobility

How are companies in The Netherlands working with current immigration legislation and Covid-19 requirements to hire highly skilled migrants?

Immigration to Belgium and Luxembourg in the age of Covid-19 and Brexit

What are the latest immigration changes for Belgium and Luxembourg? Massimo Maesen, partner and practice leader of Expat Management Group Belux provides an update.

Wanted: expats' stories of pandemic life

Expatriates' experiences during the current Covid-19 pandemic are to be collected by a Dutch-based archive and preserved for future generations.

Coronavirus threat bugs UK economic recovery

The service, construction and manufacturing sectors in the UK economy have all made unexpectedly healthy starts to 2020, but growth is now being threatened by the threat of the coronavirus to global trade.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious coronavirus.

Coronavirus bulletin: travel and immigration

Travel and immigration information about the Coronavirus, provided by immigration specialists Peregrine Immigration Management.

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act: help for US citizens at home and abroad

How can the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic (CARE) Security Act help US citizens living abroad?

External links

UK Government Coronavirus and the situation in the UK

Number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and risk in the UK

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  • Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England
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Travel advice: coronavirus (Covid-19)

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  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Covid-19: track coronavirus cases

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  • Public Health England

Covid-19: specified countries and areas

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  • Public Health England

Covid-19: guidance for educational settings

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  • Department for Education and Public Health England

Covid-19: guidance for employers and businesses

World Health Organisation advice

WHO content about the Coronavirus includes information on how to protect yourself from the virus, situation reports, travel advice, technical guidance, media resources and links to Research & Development.

NHS advice

Coronavirus: an overview with advice about how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Common questions about Covid-19

CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) advice

Coronavirus: supporting your people through a global public health emergency


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