FIA's response to COVID-19

Coronavirus has and will continue to dominate the headlines and cause trouble for businesses and industries around the world. Here at the FIA, we are committed to helping our members and the industry in any way we can to mitigate the impacts of Coronavirus.

On Monday 23rd March we successfully moved to delivering our industry-leading training to an online platform allowing students to learn from the comfort and safety of their home during this period of enforced self-isolation. It will be delivered live by our professional instructors with the opportunity to interact through a variety of methods.. We are also following specific guidelines as an educational institution.


How can we help you?

We remain here to serve you, even more so through this difficult time, if there is anything else we can do for you as members then please let us know and we will endeavour to help as much as we can.

Due to the evacuation of office spaces and meetings nationwide, please ask us about how we can set up virtual meetings for you using our state of the art video conferencing facilities at Hampton. We have trained users on-site to help set up and guide you through the process to help you through these troubling times.

We ask in advance for patience and understanding whilst we navigate these challenging situations. We are committed to the health and wellness of our staff and delegates.


Government Advice

As Covid-19 has become a greater concern, we wanted to reiterate the government advice, as it helps to keep you safe. We are constantly reviewing this situation to ensure that we are complying with all the relevant guidance and the needs of our members and staff.

"The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines.

  1. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are the recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

  2. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.

  3. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.

  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

Please find more specific advice below to suit your needs and to help keep you safe.

Government Advice for Businesses 

Government Advice for Individuals 

Thank you for taking the above steps that are in the best interest of your own and the health of those around you.

Collation of detail regarding mature products and solutions which may help in our response to COVID-19

The Joint Security and Resilience Centre is co-ordinating the receipt and detail capture of innovative and practical ideas from the security industry and academia regarding solutions and products that could be utilised, further developed or re-purposed in order to help the Government’s response to COVID-19.





Stay tuned for future updates.