EBA tightens measures to mitigate spreading of the coronavirus

05 March 2020

  • The EBA reviewed its Coronavirus readiness plan and cancelled all physical meetings scheduled between 6 and 14 March 2020 at its premises.
  • EBA staff work-related travel planned in the next week has been cancelled, with the exception of critical business meetings. 
  • EBA continues to require that all its staff members travelling from any affected areas work remotely for 14 days.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today additional measures to mitigate the spreading and risk of infection with the coronavirus. These measures will affect all stakeholders participating in external meetings hosted by the EBA and work travel of all EBA staff with the exception of critical business meetings.

The EBA has decided to cancel all physical meetings with external participants scheduled to take place at its premises in Paris from 6 to 14 March 2020, regardless of the place of departure or origin of meeting attendees. 

Similarly, the EBA has also decided to cancel all work-related travel of EBA staff planned from 6 to 14 March 2020, until further assessment of the developments. 

All EBA staff members returning from any of the affected areas (China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau), Iran, Singapore, South Korea, and Lombardy, Veneto Emilia-Romagna regions in Italy) have been requested to take precautionary measures and work remotely for 14 days, in an effort to minimise the coronavirus spread .

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