An update regarding COVID-19 and the repercussions for AMS
At the time of writing this issue, it seems that our members have been taking good precautions to protect themselves against the coronavirus as the Scheme has only experienced a handful of COVID-19 events.
The world economy and its impact on the Scheme’s investment is a concern though. It is anticipated that it will take some time for the financial markets to recover. Luckily for us, we have some time, due to the fact that we are one of the Schemes with the highest financial reserves in the country.
Member assistance for COVID-19
Any AMS members who happen to contract COVID-19 will be looked after by a specialised COVID-19 team. Each case will be managed individually according to the symptoms, severity and risk the member experiences. On confirmed diagnosis, the member will be contacted by the COVID-19 team and the benefits and all further procedure will be explained to them.
You have most likely consumed tons of information about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to stay healthy. We would just like to remind you to follow reputable sources – some of which we have listed some on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage – and to stick to the recommended measures like practicing good hygiene (frequent handwashing, using a cloth mask in public, coughing or sneezing into your elbow) and social distancing (maintaining a 2-metre minimum distance from others and also working from home, if possible). If you have a chronic condition, ensure that you stick exactly to the treatment prescribed by your doctor because the better your condition is managed now the fewer the complications you will experience should you fall ill.
The effects of this pandemic seem to mirror each country’s strengths and weaknesses. Let’s be the best citizens we can be and look after ourselves, our communities, as well as our country as a whole.