At Deloitte we are deeply committed to the health and well-being of our people, and that of our clients and the communities we operate in, which we must support especially at times like this. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Deloitte has taken possible consequences with the utmost seriousness and has imposed several precautionary measures (such as self-quarantine, travel restrictions, enhanced health and safety in the office) to contribute to the slowing down of the spreading of the virus in Cyprus.
Following the latest developments in Cyprus and the measures announced by the Government on 15 March 2020, we have additionally decided to adopt “Working-from-Home” for all employees, starting 16 March 2020 and until further notice. We would like to inform our clients and the wider public that in our collective efforts to protect the well-being of our colleagues and our community, we are continuing to respect our commitments and have the infrastructure in place to allow business to continue uninterrupted.
“While COVID-19 is threatening the health of our country, we must apply new ways of working to the extent possible. Although our firm has already imposed a number of travel restrictions and has taken hygiene measures, we have nonetheless decided to take further steps that will contribute to the combatting of the virus, while always keeping the best interests of our people, clients and communities as our primary concern. We will do our utmost to fulfill our obligations and at the same time support our clients during this challenging period”, explains Christis M. Christoforou, CEO of Deloitte Cyprus.
During this period, Deloitte is deploying flexible working arrangements, especially by embracing the use of its existing technology, including virtual meetings, videoconferencing and collaboration tools, to the extent possible. With business continuing as usual, Deloitte will proceed with the recruitment of new employees.
Furthermore, all business trips have been postponed until further notice. As a further precautionary measure and also due to travel disruptions, all Deloitte international conferences, meetings, programmes and events have been postponed, while domestic events will follow both Deloitte and governmental guidance and requirements.
Deloitte professionals around the world are monitoring developments and are bringing together insights to help businesses manage and mitigate the risk. Resources are available at www.deloitte.com/COVID-19 and for the latest local developments and measures adopted by Government, please visit www.deloitte.com/cy.
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Deloitte Limited is the Cyprus member firm of DTTL. Deloitte Cyprus is among the nation’s leading professional services firms, providing audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, wealth advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services as well as a complete range of services to international business through over 680 people in Nicosia and Limassol. For more information, please visit the Cyprus firm’s website at www.deloitte.com/cy.