New CIPR COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources and information

As concerns continue to grow around the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the CIPR has published this page with guidance and information for members and the public relations profession. This will continue to adapt as official advice changes. 

The page includes:

  • Details about what we are doing to support members during this time 

  • Our own business continuity plans so you know about details of upcoming events, training and how to keep in touch with us 

  • Information from sources to assist communications practitioners working for local public services 

  • New internal communications guidance for communicating with employees 

  • A page of useful links to official government, health and medical advice and information for businesses and workers

Member support

For this period CIPR will allow independent practitioners to request a three-month membership payment break.

We would also like to remind members of the free, member Legal and Business Support Helpline as well as the work of our benevolent fund, iprovision, in supporting members in need.

Cyber security

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have urged the public to follow online safety advice following evidence that criminals are exploiting the coronavirus online.

CIPR urge members to remain vigilant to cyberattacks posing as public health advice and consider reassuring your publics through any electronic communications at this time. See the NCSC website for more information. 

Daily coronavirus media round-up email

UNICEPTA - a full-service media and data intelligence provider - would like to invite CIPR members to sign up to their Coronavirus Daily Media Round-Up free of charge. Click here to register.

  • See our COVID-19 (coronavirus) page here.

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).