Following World Health Organization advice GWO removes temporary Corona exemption
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO Audit & Compliance committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (Requirements and Standards) procedures. In the previous advisory note (25th April 2022), GWO re-implemented the 60-day refresher training extension.
As of the 5th of May 2023 the World Health Organization has declared an end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency. In his official statement the Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said:
"Yesterday (4 May 2023), the #COVID19 Emergency Committee met for the 15th time and recommended to me that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice. With a great hope I declared an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern." At the same time WHO continues to stress that it does not mean the disease is no longer a global threat.
In issuing this latest Corona Update, GWO acknowledges WHO advice and removes the temporary 60-day refresher training extension.
Good hygiene remains an important element of a safe working environment and duty holders are recommended to maintain local and international health advice and good practices as relevant.
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