Testing has so far played a big part in the global response to COVID-19 but current PCR tests are expensive with slow turnaround times. Enforced quarantines and lockdowns have led many businesses to close their doors, or operate at reduced capacity, which has had an inevitable negative impact on economies and lives. While government-led PCR
PROJECT COVID-Safe Business Continuity Support BACKGROUND Australian Country Choice, based in Brisbane, Queensland, was established in 1960 and is today the world’s largest family-owned, vertically integrated cattle and beef supply chain organisation. ACC is dedicated to the best-practice supply of high-quality meat products to domestic and export markets. Their operations encompass everything from cattle breeding,
Dr Ian Norton joins Kate Taylor from Kinsale’s Chamber of Tourism & Business on Ireland’s Today FM with Matt Cooper to talk about how he got involved in assisting Kinsale to reopen to tourists COVID-safely and gives advice about how to sustain tourism into the future while co-existing with COVID-19.
Dr Ian Norton talks with Sarah McInerney of Ireland’s RTE Radio 1 about the current global COVID-19 situation and how Respond Global has been assisting both Australian and international organisations to return to COVID-Safe operations.
PROJECT Return to COVID-Safe Business: Re-opening of Company Offices STATUS Ongoing. BACKGROUND Grant Thornton approached Respond Global to develop a fit-for-purpose approach to a phased return of COVID-Safe operations across 6 office locations. The emphasis was very much on ensuring that local context was taken into consideration when adapting and applying global, national and state
PROJECT Return to COVID-Safe Operations Support STATUS Ongoing. BACKGROUND Coral Expeditions is a Cairns-based private cruise company with a long-established reputation in the luxury tourism market. The company concluded operations in March 2020 in line with government requirements without having had a suspected or positive COVID -19 patient onboard any of their vessels. As an
PROJECT Return to COVID-Safe University Support STATUS Ongoing. BACKGROUND The Australian National University (ANU) like all Australian universities have had to react and adapt quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic. With most staff and students unable to be on campus both teaching and administrative methodologies have had to change. The impact has been enormous. ANU has
Ian Norton and the international team at Respond Global have been working around the clock to assist the WHO in establishing UN clinical care COVID field hospitals to treat healthcare workers and humanitarian volunteers on the ground in Ghana. The UN previously established treatment centres for humanitarian workers in West Africa and Congo during the
As a follow up to Ian’s recent video chat with Kate Taylor from Kinsale.ie, the Irish Examiner interviewed Ian about his background in disaster management, why he especially wanted to help Kinsale, and what advice all tourism operators can follow during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Respond Global’s founder and managing director and global infectious disease expert Dr Ian Norton talks with Peter Kas from Resus about the likely repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It’s extremely important to understand how you can catch coronavirus in order to be effective in preventing the spread. If we don’t understand the COVID-19 transmission basics, it makes it very hard as a business leader to ensure the messages and procedures you’re putting in place are consistent and effective. Dr Ian Norton’s expertise in
Kinsale is Ireland’s equivalent to Australia’s Noosa, and like most towns that rely heavily on tourism, they are working hard to open their doors again while being COVID-Safe. Ian Norton, Respond Global’s founder, talks to Kate Taylor at Kinsale.ie about getting back to business sooner and offers practical guidance about how to do so.