This page has been created to collect all the information that we have available about the coronavirus and COVID-19, and its impact on INCSOE activities. See below for useful links.
Message from the President, Kerry Lunney
Dear INCOSE Members,
It has been three weeks since the last time I sent a message to our INCOSE family regarding COVID-19. Since then it has become a pandemic with many countries, organizations, and businesses introducing new restrictions and guidance to minimize the rapid spread of the virus. The fact is the COVID-19 will be with us for quite some time and all measures taken to date will “flatten the curve of infected numbers” but potentially extend the duration of COVID-19. We therefore need to take care of our families and friends and remain positive under these trying times. Firstly, from the INCOSE leaders, our hearts and thoughts are with you all. We would also like to send a big thank you to all our members and their families who are able to continue to offer services to their communities, whether they are “front-line responders”, the engineer on a critical project, the local transport provider or the retailer. Your contributions are outstanding.
To all members of INCOSE we encourage you to follow the guidance provided by your authorized authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO). As such the following restrictions now apply–
In parallel to the above restrictions, we have been working hard behind the scenes to support all our INCOSE activities and members.
We have a task team evaluating different remote participation applications to be made available for all members for all INCOSE related meetings, worldwide. It is likely we may have more than one recommended application with guidance on which application is best suited for a specific virtual participation, location and volume of users.
We are assisting various groups within INCOSE to restructure their programs, events and meetings to make greater use of remote participation and, where possible and practical, to reschedule events later in the year. If you need assistance, please reach out to email@example.com.
We are keeping a close eye on the changing circumstances in Cape Town and globally with respect to the International Symposium IS 2020, July 2020. At present, the South African government has placed restrictions on travel and gatherings until further notice, which can prevent us holding IS 2020 in Cape Town. However, from further discussions these restrictions may or may not continue past May. It is unknown at this point in time. As such we are continuing to plan the event taking into consideration –
The well-being of our members is our highest priority. We will continue to closely follow the recommended health and safety precautions. Likewise, we will keep you informed on a regular basis of any updates relating to COVID-19.
Keep well, keep safe.
Message from our Admin office:
We have created an email for the office that you could use if you do not know specifically who in the office might best assist you, or if you have something you would like us all to be aware of. Please use: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will all be notified.
Additionally, the office is meeting daily so that we can “see” each other, be sure we are well, and review tasks and any help needed as we usually would when we are in the office.
Links to IT resources to help with remote meetings
IT Support Information