business & Legal helpline

As a CIPR member you have access to our free Legal and Business Support Helpline through workplace experts Croner. Available during office hours this invaluable service can help you with any employment, health and safety, commercial legal and tax and VAT issues. 

CIPR Members can click here for more details (log in required).


iprovision is an independent charity that provides assistance in cash or in kind or in any other appropriate manner for the prevention or relief of poverty, of any member or former member, employee and former employee of CIPR, together with any close dependants and the close dependants of any deceased member in need for such assistance.  

For more information on Iprovision click here.

Independent practitioner support 

Independent practitioners whose cashflow has been impacted by COVID-19 can request a three-month deferral in paying membership subscriptions. To qualify, members must have membership fees outstanding at the time of the request and must not already be benefiting from any other payment break. Requests need to come in writing. 

For more information email

Mental health and wellbeing

It is important to consider your own mental health and wellbeing and that of colleagues and staff at this incredibly stressful time. The iprovision Mental Health Hotline is available to all members. This provides instant access to accredited counsellors as well as support for those with personal, legal and financial difficulties. Access the Hotline here (login required).

CIPR Health have shared these useful tips for managing your mental health at times of crisis (PDF download) and you'll find more advice and resources in our mental health section of the site.

resources, information and advice

CIPR have produced this guide for communicating in a crisis, with general advice specific to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Communicating in a crisis  (PDF download)

CIPR’s Inside Group have produced this guide for communicating with employees at times of crisis, particularly coronavirus. 
Tips for communicating with employees at times of crisis specifically COVID-19 (PDF download)

They have also produced guidance for communicating with furloughed employees (link).

CIPR’s Local Public Services Group
have produced a list of links and resources relating to Coronavirus. Information from the official sources can assist communications practitioners working in the local public sector and other fields.

In partnership with security consultants, Appsecco, we have produced a Remote Worker's Guide to Security During COVID-19 with advice on how to keep your documents and data secure. Click here to download the guide.

Government Communication Service (GCS) online jobs portal
The GCS Covid-19 Advisory Panel has launched an online jobs portal for communications specialists whose jobs have been affected by Covid-19. Click here to register your interest.

Business, Government and Medical advice Visit our Advice and Information page for useful links on external business support, government and medical advice.

We have made a number of relevant resources available to the wider public relations profession at this time

Workplace Messaging - A new report - 'Mastering Messaging in the Workplace - How to Communicate with Messaging at Work' - by Guild and London Research - explores how communication models can improve internal and external communications.

Synopsis here.


CIPR Inside - 'You Can't Pour From an Empty Jug - tips for looking after your mental health' (watch here)


Wed June 3 11:00-12:00 CIPR North West - Recovering From a Crisis (register here)
Wed June 3 15:30-16:15 CIPR North West How to Stop the Client Drop-off (register here )

Daily coronavirus media round-up email

UNICEPTA - a full-service media and data intelligence provider - have invited CIPR members to sign up to their Coronavirus Daily Media Round-Up free of charge (sign up here) as well as complimentary access to their reputation insights service (request access here).

Continue your professional development

We have a wide range of online resources for members and non-members to help you to continue to develop.

How to contact us

The CIPR office is closed but staff are still working and member queries will be dealt with as normal during this period. Please email or call us on 020 7631 6900 for any enquiries. 

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