COVID-19: May 1 Member Update

Dear PMBIA members,

We know a lot of our members are patiently waiting for updates and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we work hard to get you the most current and up to date information.

We’ve been closely monitoring official guidance from governments and health authorities around the world. As some provinces, states, countries have announced that they will be looking at ways to ease restrictions in the coming weeks, public health authorities are still advising everyone to practice social and physical distancing for now.

As the situation is constantly evolving in each country, province, state or region based on government requirements and health recommendations, we are reviewing the possibility to hold certain courses in locations where local authorities would allow PMBIA to run activities with precautionary measures. Unfortunately, many courses from May 12th – 31st will still need to be rescheduled. Participants registered on courses between these dates will be contacted directly with updates for their specific courses via email over the next 2 – 3 days.

In the event that a course you are registered in would run, our office will communicate the necessary prevention measures to practice before and during the course, to ensure the safety of both course participants and course conductors.

Rest assured that the decisions to run a course will be evaluated on a case by case basis; considering travel restrictions, travel required to get to a course location, local gathering restrictions, level of risks of contagion for that area, and other important factors.

For participants on courses that we have already had to postpone, we understand that you are waiting to hear for updates on these rescheduled dates. Hopefully, in the coming weeks we will be able to start reaching out to each of you with new course dates. The process for determining new dates is also dependent on each location and we will be communicating with all of you as soon as we can.

We are aiming to operate as soon as possible and we are prepared to take action to enable the participants to take part in our courses while contributing to the social distancing guidelines put in place by public authorities and governments. Our first priority is the health of our employees, members and customers. In the meantime, if you have any specific questions on your location please feel free to reach out via email: info@pmbia.org and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Again we would like to thank all of you, our members, for your kindness, support and patience while we work through this together.

Sincerely yours,

Signatures of Paul Howard and David Gagnon