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Information for those involved in ARB activities

Here you can find information about how we are operating as an organisation at the moment.  We will review and update this information frequently.  This page was last updated on 28 January 2022.

About the virus

The latest advice and guidance can be found on the NHS and GOV.UK websites.

ARB’s response

We take the health and wellbeing of our staff and stakeholders very seriously and have been closely monitoring Government updates.

From the 18 March 2020, in line with government advice at the time, our staff began working remotely.

We continue to follow current Government advice, which now includes the staff team starting to return to the office, albeit on a limited basis.  We have carried out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which is reviewed regularly.

At present, the office is closed to unscheduled visitors, but we remain contactable by telephone, email, live chat and online form queries. If avoidable, please do not post any hard copy documents to our office, as there be a delay in posted items being retrieved by the correct team.  Please instead email documents to us at info@arb.org.uk.

Our Board
Board meetings are held both virtually and in person where possible.  It remains committed to good governance, while mindful also of the need to be agile to ensure emergent issues are managed in a timely and transparent way. As far as possible, Board papers will be published on our website here in line with our usual processes.

Our operations
To ensure we can continue to fulfil our duties to protect the public and support architects through regulation, we have developed business continuity plans which are in place and being regularly reviewed. While managing the risks, our aim is to minimise disruption to the delivery of our statutory duties.