Covid-19 update

24 March 2020

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The BIR is taking a number of measures to:

• Reduce the risk of NHS personnel mixing for non-essential reasons and spreading the virus
• Reduce risk of BIR staff contracting and/or spreading the virus
• Account for the fact that some contributors may need to focus more on NHS responsibilities

These will be reviewed regularly and may be revised or supplemented in line with changing circumstances.

Educational events

We regret that all BIR educational events due to take place between 16 March and 10 September 2020 will be postponed until autumn 2020. Revised dates will be made available shortly.

If you are booked on any of these events your booking will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date and you will receive an email confirming the new date. We aim to let you know as soon as possible but please bear with us during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. This precaution is in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our delegates, speakers and staff.

All events scheduled to take place after 10 September are scheduled to take place as planned.

View our online education programme here 

If you have any queries about your event booking, please contact

If you have any other queries about membership, please contact

COVID-19 journal articles

Journal articles that help our community better understand and deal with COVID-19 will be fast tracked through the peer review, editorial and production stages and made freely available to non-subscribers as well as subscribers.

If you have an article for submission to BJR, BJR|Case reports, BJR|Open or DMFR please visit


Head office

To reduce the risk of contamination, most BIR staff members will be working from home. This means that telephone calls coming into the office may need to be diverted, and this may reduce our ability to answer calls immediately. We strongly recommend you use email to contact us (see below) and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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