This page will be updated regularly.

We are working to support members as they work under pressure, ensure that they have the services they need, and support the key public health messages that will keep us all safe. 


Click here for services and support for CIPR members.
Visit this page for COVID-19 information for local public services.


1 April CIPR and its charitable benevolent fund, iprovision, have launched the iprovision Mental Health Hotline, providing members instant access to accredited counsellors as well as support for those with personal, legal and financial difficulties. Click here for more information.

31 March CIPR has written to a number of companies which provide services to the public relations profession, requesting they consider offering flexibility on their payment schemes.
Read the letter and initial responses here

27 March CIPR and the PRCA have written to the Chancellor calling for further support for small businesses, particularly those operating as limited companies.

Read the letter to the Chancellor here (PDF Download)

26 March CIPR has welcomed the Government's decision to extend provisions of income assurance to cover freelancers and the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Read more on our response here

23 March CIPR and the PRCA issue joint industry statement on coronavirus and write to the Chancellor calling for more support for freelance practitioners. 

Read the letter to the Chancellor here (PDF Download)
Read the joint statement here


Our CEO, Alastair McCapra, will be posting regular updates on the steps we are taking to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

April 2 (PDF download)
March 26 (PDF download)
March 19 (PDF Download)
March 16 (PDF Download)

Updates on our Training & events

CIPR open training courses scheduled for the rest of March through to April will no longer go ahead. 
Any delegates wishing to defer to a later date may do so without additional charge.  Outright cancellations remain covered by our existing CIPR Training terms & conditions. Please email for further information.

We continue to monitor the guidance for employers and businesses from the UK government and will provide any updates here regularly.

If you are due to attend CIPR training or events, you will hear from us directly with any updates too.