Recruitment firm Xenon Group is offering free training to FMs who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is setting up a task force in a bid to reduce the "enormous health burden from Covid-19 and other respiratory infections".
The IWFM has called on the government to add workplace and facilities management professionals to the list of national key workers under the guidance first issued last week by the education secretary as a matter of urgency.
Finland has launched an open databank that will be able to retrieve hourly electricity and heat consumption statistics for about 1,700 service buildings in the city of Helsinki.
The coronavirus crisis has created "unprecedented challenges for building owners and maintainers", says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
Research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) suggests that there are about 1.63 million workers in the industry - making up around 5 per cent of the UK workforce.
Last week chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further package of measures to help workers as the government ordered the shutdown of entertainment, hospitality, leisure and other facilities.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is urging the government to clarify whether its members can be considered critical workers.
The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has published new guidance to help the profession deal with the coronavirus outbreak.