We have all been reading, hearing and living lately the wide-spread effects of the current COVID-19 (Corona) Virus. At Sinclair Financial Group we have been closely monitoring the advice of the World Health Organisation and the Australian and Queensland Health Departments with respect to the appropriate responses to the current COVID-19 Virus.
We have a responsibility to our people to keep them safe and healthy and in doing so, we are best able to support you. Our focus is ensuring we do everything we can to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our people and our clients, as the situation evolves.
With this in mind, I’d like to share with you some important steps we are taking to support you.
Changes to appointments
Our people are at the forefront of our minds and so are you.
To prioritise the health and wellbeing of you and our team, we’re scaling back our participation in external meetings. If you have an upcoming meeting with a member of our team, we may reach out and ask to hold the meeting via phone or video conference.
For meetings conducted face to face, we will follow the guidelines of authorities by limiting the amount of inter-personal contact. For example, we will ask for your understanding when in the present climate, we do not offer a hand shake, or we may be sitting across from you at the meeting table as opposed to sitting next to you. While this isn’t our preferred method of working with you, we believe it is a necessary and practical measure to protect the health of you, and our team.
We assure you that you will continue to receive the same quality advice and support – it is just that the delivery of that advice and support may change slightly.
Getting in touch with us
While the authorities are yet to ask all Australians to self-isolate, we have made the decision to expand our flexible working arrangements to encourage our people to work from home. We are well set up to do this and it will ensure our ability to continue to provide you with the support and advice that you need during these interesting times.
Importantly, our office will remain open and will continue to be available to assist and answer any concerns or queries you have during this time.
Phone: (07) 3117 0607
Email: [email protected]
The past week has been a volatile period for global markets in the face of significant drop in oil prices and ongoing economic uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. While there has been much commentary from economists and media about the short- and long-term implications of both events, the reality is that these kind of global events are highly unpredictable and there’s no silver bullet to right the ship or crystal ball that we can look in to tell us what the future holds.
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