The Stationers' Company during the Covid-19 Crisis
In the light of government guidelines on the measures required to deal with the threat of Covid-19, Stationers' Hall will be closed until the end of August 2020 at the earliest and all Company events scheduled to take place in this period will be cancelled.
Anyone who has paid for tickets to those events which have been cancelled will be fully refunded, although the Master has suggested that members might wish to consider donating the cost of these tickets to the Stationers' Hall Charity or to the Stationers' Foundation. Please email the Deputy Clerk, if you wish to do this.
A number of the scheduled committee and Court meetings will be conducted remotely. Details of how these meetings will work will be given to those involved in advance of the meetings.
Of course this is a big disappointment to all of us; however, with the perspective of our six hundred year history, in which Stationers have coped with fire, war and indeed plague, we know that the Company will bounce back and the crisis will become a distant memory.
On 20 August 2020 the Hall was awarded its 'Good to go Certificate' indicating that the Hall was a Covid-safe environment. Click here for further details.
We are determined to keep in close touch with our members, whose welfare is of even greater concern to us in these difficult times. We hope that we will all be spared the virus and we are conscious that many of us may face some weeks of self-isolation. We can all help one another with this and, of course, our Honorary Almoner is available to assist. His details can be found on the Honorary Appointments page of the website .
We are undertaking a programme of webinars and virtual social events and we will keep you informed of these and any further developments as they happen; so please check this page regularly for updates.
To read our upbeat blog, specific to what members and staff are doing during the period of lockdown, please login as a member and click here .
There are also items about how our Members and Corporate Members are working to help the NHS and access to information provided by some of the Trade Associations in the Communications and Content industries on our Latest News page which non-members and Members can read by clicking here.