Club Vita’s business response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most serious health emergencies of modern times.

We recognize that COVID-19 is affecting the physical, mental and financial well-being of many, particularly workers in the healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. While you will have more important issues arising from COVID-19, I write to let you know how Club Vita is adjusting its working practices to meet the challenge, particularly our implementation of “social distancing” to help protect the most vulnerable in our society.

Opportunity to ask the experts

To help you make sense of all the emerging information, we are organizing a special webinar. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (7 .a.m. PT, 10 a.m. ET, 2 p.m. UK), I will be posing your questions to a distinguished panel of experts drawn from the fields of epidemiology, public health and insurance, each speaking in a personal capacity rather than representing their employer or professional body:

  • Dan Ryan – Founder and Chief Science Officer, COIOS Research
  • Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. – Professor of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc.
  • Nicola Oliver – Director, Head of Longevity, Mortality and Morbidity, Medical Intelligence, London

You can register for the webinar here.

Virtual, not physical, encounters, but still face-to-face  

As a data science business enabling better risk-based decision making, risk management has always been at the heart of Club Vita’s business planning. Following the best practice advice of epidemiologists, we will be proactively minimizing in-person contact across all our operations in UK, Canada and US, to reduce the risk of inadvertent transmission of the virus. We will seek to move all physical meetings planned for Monday, March 16th onward into digital meetings, or, where that is not possible, into conference calls. If this affects you, your usual contact will be in touch. 

Thanks to technology, Club Vita operations can continue unaffected. We are a paperless business, with all our team members equipped to perform their jobs, when required, from their homes, using laptops and video-based technology to enable effective team-working.

We are sorry that we will not be able to meet you personally, but we find that the use of digital communication technology makes a very good substitute. We look forward to seeing you online: our team has been encouraged to switch on their cameras to maintain as much social contact as possible. We believe that this will minimize any disruption to our services. 

Please do not hesitate to send your questions to me. I'll endeavor to reply in the immediate.

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