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Coronavirus policy

Last updated: 16 April 2020

The IFoA’s policy regarding Coronavirus is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees.

The IFoA has now activated effective business continuity planning to ensure we continue to deliver for our members throughout this period of heightened awareness. You can find a summary of these measures below.

 

Visiting an IFoA office or event

The IFoA offices in Edinburgh, London, Oxford, mainland China and Singapore remain closed.

Owing to the current COVID-19 situation all IFoA employees are now working remotely. This will significantly reduce our ability to respond to phone calls, however, the Membership Team will be answering calls to +44 (0)131 240 1325, please bear with us. We would request that examination and study enquires are made by e-mail.

Please contact china@actuaries.org.uk or caryn.chua@actuaries.org.uk if you have any urgent local queries in China or South East Asia.

 

Contacting the IFoA by telephone

Owing to the current COVID-19 situation all IFoA employees are now working remotely. This will significantly reduce our ability to respond to phone calls so we would ask that all enquiries are made by e-mail.

 

IFoA events programme

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme. Our primary goal is to ensure the wellbeing of our members and employees while minimising the disruption to our service.

Although this means that many events will be cancelled or postponed, many are being reformatted as webinars or other forms of digital delivery. If your event is disrupted we will let you know by email as soon as possible.

We’re asking all members and stakeholders to check our events web page for the latest information.

We will continue to keep this under review as guided by the UK and/or local governments as appropriate.

 

Examinations

The IFoA can confirm that all written examinations that would have been held in examination centres in April will not take place. This applies worldwide. 

For the April examinations, we have introduced some additional online examinations. Candidates now have the following options. 

If we have introduced an online equivalent to your original examination booking, you can take this online examination instead. 

If you do not wish to take an online examination, then you will be offered a full refund. For details of how you can do this and further information on examinations, please visit Update on COVID19 for students booked onto April 2020 exams

 

Recording your CPD

The 2019/2020 CPD Scheme will be extended for a two month period, due to the proposed changes to the CPD Scheme, which we are currently consulting on.

This will mean that the 2019/2020 CPD reporting year will end on 31 August 2020, rather than the published date of 30 June 2020. 

The online learning resource can help category 2 members gain the external requirement of 5 hours, including the PST. However, we will continue to keep the situation under review and consider whether further steps around CPD compliance are necessary.

 

Volunteering

IFoA volunteers will receive email updates throughout this period to ensure they are fully up-to-date on any changes to their roles.

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Events calendar

  • Spaces available

    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

  • Spaces available

    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

  • Spaces available

    How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.