Impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on IHO activities
Given the rapidly evolving nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IHO is actively monitoring the situation in order to maintain as best as possible the activities of the Secretariat while striving to protect the health of its personnel and Member State representatives.
Depending on the evolution of the virus, measures may affect the regular operations of the Secretariat, the participation of Secretariat´s staff members in events outside Monaco and the conduct of meetings of IHO bodies in Monaco.
In order to minimize the likelihood of the risk of infection, the Secretariat will assess participation in events on a case by case basis after careful consideration of official notices from relevant authorities.
The Secretariat is maintaining regular contact with the Monaco government which hosts the Secretariat and will follow their advice regarding meetings and events. At this stage, the IHO Secretariat has been advised not to receive visitors from regions with significant numbers of confirmed coronavirus infections. The Secretariat follows the list as published by the Monaco authorities which can be found here: https://en.gouv.mc/Portail-du-Gouvernement/A-la-Une-du-Portail/Information-about-COVID-19-in-the-Principality-of-Monaco
The full Circular Letter which addresses implications for the forthcoming Assembly can be found here: https://iho.int/uploads/user/circular_letters/eng_2020/CL12_2020_EN_v1.pdf