23 March 2020
As more and more people are impacted by the Corona Virus (COVID-19) every day, Community Justice Scotland (CJS) has put continuity measures in place to safeguard its staff and play our role in preventing the spread of this outbreak.
Almost all staff have now moved to home working in line with Government recommendations. We are actively reviewing how we will be able to carry out all our activities, projects and programmes in these changing circumstances. We will be engaging with our partners so that we understand their challenges and needs. We do expect that contact and meetings will be remote going forward and therefore some adjustments to working will be required.
Scheduled training courses may have to be postponed. Prospective students and line managers will be informed of this as soon as decisions are made. Our Learning, Development & Innovation Team are currently exploring different options for enabling remote learning. We will engage with our training contacts to ascertain student requirements and the feasibility of the options available to us.
We will continue to communicate with our stakeholders, partners and associates regularly to ensure that business moves forward effectively.
We appreciate that the current circumstances are very challenging for everyone involved in delivering community justice and this situation may continue for the foreseeable future. It is our aim to continue to take a responsible approach to both safety and continuity of our work, and to provide as much help and support for local areas as we can.