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In order to tackle this pandemic and promptly react to regulatory changes, a Crisis Management Team was established in March 2020 and is in force.The Crisis Management Team is a sub-committee of the Occupational health and Safety (OHS) Committee and is comprised of top management, and some of the worker safety representatives.The purpose of this team is to react efficiently and promptly to regulatory requests and to adapt the operational needs of the entire Institute.The team issues and updates internal guidelines, is informed on the management of any positive Covid-19 cases or close contact, prepares the Institute's strategies to deal with the pandemic.

The Institute, in accordance with the measures of the Republic of Cyprus in relation to the COVID19 pandemic has developed a plan of 4 alert levels, which will be applied after assessing the severity of the situation. CyI staff will be informed of the alert level regularly via electronic mail and the designated webpage. The approach applied and presented below is based on risk matrix, i.e. for each level of risk identified (low, medium, high, very high), preventive and protective measures are defined.

In case of urgent need:

  • During working hours please get in touch with the VPO office or the CyI hotline (22397555 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • After working hours, please contact directly the Health & Safety Officer
  • For the Network of Volunteers, please contact theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Cyprus Institute is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community. The Institute remains open and operational with appropriate measures to protect the health of the community.  Please visit this site regularly to remain informed of the latest actions and measures.  

The CyI Network of Volunteers, will be in a position to support any member of the Institute’s community who might be in need.The situation may affect certain members of our community more than others, especially those alone at home, away from family and relatives.In such an occasion you can communicate with the Coordinator of the Network of Volunteers of the Cyprus Institute for COVID19, Pierantonios Papazoglou at hisThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any requests for assistance by members of the Institute’s community will be dealt with the utmost confidentiality.