Read: Business impacts of COVID-19
Given the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global health pandemic, PwC Australia (PwC and wider network) is taking considered action to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, clients, guests, suppliers and contractors.
PwC has implemented safeguards that meet official Australian Government COVID-19 guidelines and taken additional steps to minimise impact:
If you travel to the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania or Western Australia, you are required to undertake mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.
PwC domestic travel is limited to critical travel only.
PwC has suspended all international business travel.
In addition, PwC people who have travelled or transited from any international location, whether for business or personal travel are required to isolate themselves at home (other than for seeking medical care), and monitor their health for 14 days upon return.
PwC office restrictions:
We have asked that the majority of our staff move to a four-day working week, where client commitments do not require 100% deployment. We do not anticipate any disruption to any of our services to you.
Safety in our offices:
We ask all visitors to our office to please:
To help protect the health of our guests, suppliers and contractors we:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and safety measures within our office please discuss this with our Welcome Crew or your PwC contact.
PwC Australia has in place a business continuity management system that is independently assessed and certified to: ISO22301:2012, the International Standard for Business Continuity to reduce the potential impact of a pandemic event on client work.
We have asked that the majority of our staff move to a reduced working week. We do not anticipate any disruption to any of our services to you.
1. Clients, guests, suppliers and contractors visiting PwC offices in Australia
The Australian Government advises that anyone who has travelled internationally or has come into direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must undertake mandatory quarantine for 14 days. We ask that our clients, guests, suppliers and contractors follow this advice to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of our other clients, guests, suppliers and contractors, our people and the public.
For PwC clients, guests, suppliers and contractors who have travelled from or transited through any international location in the last 14 days, we ask that you advise your preferred PwC contact and conduct virtual meetings (rather than in person meetings) for 14 days or cancel/defer the meeting.
PwC provides hand sanitisers and disinfectants in all offices to promote a healthy workplace, and we encourage visitors (and our people) to adhere to heightened hygiene practices. If you are feeling unwell when visiting our offices, please make your PwC host or our client Welcome Crew aware so we can support you accordingly.
2. Working with clients to safeguard the health and safety of our people
PwC requests our clients take their own measures to respond to COVID-19, in accordance with official Australian Government COVID-19 guidelines.
If PwC people at client sites are concerned their host client site is not taking reasonably practicable steps to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19 so far as it is able, PwC has directed our people to speak with their team leader or project director immediately.
If you are an organisation with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and PwC clients or people may be affected, we ask that you immediately contact your preferred PwC contact or complete the below enquiry form.
3. Clients, guests, suppliers and contractors attending external PwC hosted meetings
Any PwC Australia meeting with clients, guests, suppliers and contractors hosted outside our offices will include the following control:
The COVID-19 is an evolving situation. All of us at PwC are committed to supporting our clients and communities during this time, If you have specific questions, please complete the form below and we will respond within 24 hours.
General enquiries, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 0000