The Northern Ireland Branch continues to meet virtually. Members report that it is a great way to share experiences and learn from each other about how we are adapting with social distancing and controls within kitchens, wards and restaurants, how we are dealing with the effects of track and trace on our workforce, and how we are working with the different purchasing requirements in ever changing environments.
At our last Zoom meeting on 9 November, we were delighted to be joined by our National Chairman, Craig Smith. We have welcomed a lot of new members since Craig’s last visit to the Branch, so it was good for them to meet him. Craig updated members about the changes and proposals to the Association’s governance arrangements, the impact of Coronavirus on the HCA and how other members are affected, and his role as Chairman.
Finally, on 11 December the Branch held a Zoom Quiz in the evening as an alternative to our Christmas soiree. There is no doubt that the competitive nature of some members made for a lively affair.