COVID-19: Supporting members

STEP has been monitoring the development of the COVID-19 situation around the world. Our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our members, our staff, our volunteers, and our event and course delegates and we are working to support our members across the world through this difficult time.

Please see below information regarding STEP events and courses, which will be regularly reviewed in line with the evolving situation.

We have also established a technical hub, containing the latest information on actions governments and industry are taking in response to the spread of COVID-19.

    COVID-19 Technical Hub

    Resources and information to keep you up to date with the latest COVID-19 developments.


    As a result of coronavirus and associated restrictions in many countries, a number of our scheduled face-to-face events have been cancelled, postponed or re-imagined as virtual events. Below we have listed the major national or international conferences that have been amended. Branches and regions organising events are taking decisions based on local considerations. Please watch out for communications from your branch, and check the Events Calendar for updates.

    Training and education

    We recognise that many students are studying and preparing for exams, assessments and taught classes and may be concerned about what will happen. Please be reassured that, despite the current situation, students will continue to have the opportunity to access high-quality learning.

    Face-to-face classes for all CLTi programmes will be moved to an online classroom until the end of 2020, and CLTi will continue to review the situation for courses after that date. Many students are already studying via an online classroom, so if you are currently enrolled on a face-to-face option, you will still receive the same engaging learning experience but will be able to study remotely. This flexible option means that you can still actively participate in group discussions and exercises and benefit from peer-to-peer learning, but from the comfort of your office or home. If you are unable to attend the online classroom for any reason, you will have access to a recording of an appropriate online class to watch at a time convenient to you.

    Assessments will be run on the current published dates, however, given the current restrictions, all assessments will move to online submission as open-book, non-invigilated assessments during 2020. Students will be informed how this works for their specific assessment. 

    More details will be available to individual cohorts as classes, workshops and examinations approach and we work through the specific options in each location.

    If you have any queries, please contact

    For Canadian students, because the Canadian education courses are all online, including exams and essay submission, you should not be affected.