13th March 2020 FBCC

FBCC Events and COVID-19

In light of recent developments concerning COVID-19, the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel any upcoming events for March and April, including Nordic Drinks and the Easter Feast at Ekte. This was a joint decision made with the other organising Nordic Chambers of Commerce. We apologise for any inconveniences caused by this.

We have a responsibility to our members and staff to keep them safe and we do not wish to cause people additional stress during this time. We will reassess again for our events in May, if needed.

Please see respective government’s advice relating to the virus, in Finland and the United Kingdom. Below you can find some links with useful information on the topic (Updated 23.03.2020).

Information for Businesses by FBCC Members: 

Business Finland: Coronavirus Information For Finnish Companies
Business Finland: Visit Finland Coronavirus Update for the Travel Trade
Department for International Trade: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance For UK Businesses
Goodwille Ltd: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice For Employers
Womble Bond Dickinson: COVID-19 – Business Continuity Planning
UHY Hacker Young: Coping With Coronavirus: Advice For Businesses & Corona Virus and the Stock Markets Update
Gowling WLG: Covid-19 OverviewCOVID-19 And Pensions: Practical Steps For UK Trustees  &  COVID-19 – Minimising the Contractual Risks in Construction
Danske Bank: Coronavirus Customer Support
Finnair: Most Common Questions About Coronavirus And Flying With Finnair
Nokia: CEO blog: Exceptional times require exceptional decisions
Nordea: Coronavirus: Ensure That You Are Able To Cope With More Than Just A Short Disruption Podcast
SEB: Extra Market Commentary – Global measures to counter virus impact
Gowling WLG: Managing Risk: an online resource hub

Information and guidance by the Finnish authorities:

Updates from the Embassy of Finland in London: Current affairs
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Coronavirus COVID-19 – Latest Updates
Foreign Ministry: Coronavirus advice for travellers: Ministry for Foreign Affairs monitors coronavirus situation
Finnish Government: Government decides on recommendations to curb the spread of coronavirus
Finnish Government: Coronavirus: Latest updates

Information and guidance by the UK authorities:

Gov.uk:  Number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK
Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response
Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses
NHS: Overview – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at events@fbcc.co.uk.

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Young Professional.