Friday 3 April 2020 Coronavirus Update
The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and these are truly extraordinary times.
The Institute Director and Chief Executive Adrian Smith agreed (in consultation with senior leaders and the Chair of the Board of Trustees) to close the Turing’s offices at the British Library from 17 March until further notice.
This decision was taken in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of our community.
The Institute’s reputation is built on our ability to convene and collaborate. We are using a suite of online collaboration tools and platforms to continue to facilitate conversation and engagement with colleagues, universities, businesses, the third sector organisations and the public.
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We will review this situation in the coming days and weeks alongside the latest public health advice and we will continue to keep you informed through our updates and communications channels.
General advice and resources
- Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
- Government guidance on coronavirus
- Email [email protected] if you have a specific question relating to the Turing
- Turing Information Line: The Turing has its own information line with a recorded message with further advice: 0800 048 9825
- World Health Organization Coronavirus information – visit WHO website
- Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. See link for further government advice.
- Health advice for the public – visit NHS website
- NHS guidance on how best to wash your hands
After careful consideration we have decided to postpone AI UK scheduled for 24 – 25 March. We are hopeful we can deliver our first, national showcase in the future, once the public health situation stabilises.
International travel on behalf of the Institute
The Institute has suspended all international travel funded by, or, undertaken by staff and researchers on its behalf.
Visitors to the Institute
The Turing is currently closed but you can continue to contact us.
We have been hugely impressed by the thoughtfulness of our community during this difficult time and would like to thank you for your continued support.
Finally, we encourage everyone to remain respectful and supportive of those members of our community who, at what is already a time of heightened anxiety, may feel subjected to unfounded scrutiny.
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