With the current uncertainty around the impact of Covid-19 and the limitations on travel and face to face meetings, most boards and board committees (as well as many other bodies) will for the foreseeable future have to meet virtually.
When planning an Annual General Meeting (AGM), it is currently necessary to consider contingency plans in light of the spread of Covid-19. The Chartered Governance Institute is helping the Government to produce guidance offering suggestions reflecting UK company law and regulation. However, individual organisations will need to consider their own individual circumstances, including their Articles of Association and any other relevant matters.
There are effectively five options:
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting us all and not least charities and not-for-profit organisations. With social distancing in place, much of the sector’s income has been cut off overnight – fundraising events, conferences and training cancelled; charity shops, cafes and community venues closed.