Keeping our team and community members safe and healthy.

Updated on 9th January 2023.

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The outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has disrupted the way we (and our community of changemakers) work together for impact. As a result, we have created this toolkit as a guidance to adapt our ways of working together as a team and continue to serve our community of ~1000 changemakers. The information included in this toolkit has been inspired by official WHO guidelines as well as “Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace” by Steelcase and “COVID-19: Guidance for employers in Germany” by Bird & Bird. It has then been adapted to take into consideration the unique configuration of ChangemakerXchange as a Berlin-based not-for-profit organisation with a small team and a large community of changemakers all over the world. We will review and update* this toolkit on a regular basis and we hope it will support changemakers in staying healthy and safe when carrying out their work.

*As the pandemic keeps evolving, so do government restrictions and organisational policies. Strike-through information means those policies and measures are currently inactive, but may be re-activated again if needs be.

Pandemic Response Team

The pandemic response team (PRT) is formed by Nick McGirl and Greta Rossi (Nick as representative of the People Team and Greta Rossi as Culture & Principles Keeper). This team aims to address the health and safety of team members at work and of community members when engaging in community activities. It is also responsible for developing protocols and training team members prior to a return to the workplace and community members before joining in-person activities. The PRT meets ahead of making decisions for specific in-person gatherings and activities and in close proximity to those events to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the host country and region. The PRT reviews this toolkit on a quarterly basis and it can be contacted at [email protected].

Communication protocols

Office protocols

We take the following steps to ensure it is safe for our team members to return to and work from the ChangemakerXchange office (including visitors), always abiding by government rules. If you are concerned about your health and safety in the office, please reach out to the PRT so we can find ways to accommodate your needs.