GEAR Tech (a smartphone app) provides comprehensive support for travelling members, including:
Direct access to the SPS Global Response Centre (GRC), which is manned by medical and security professionals who provide immediate emergency assistance.
Access to detailed country-specific COVID-19 information and advice.
Live location-based alerts, including infrastructure and transport disruptions, natural disasters, civil and political unrest, terrorist threats, and health/ disease risks.
Messages from the GRC by email or SMS directly to your smartphone, which is particularly valuable during a crisis situation where fast and reliable communication is critical.
Access to country specific advice, including recommended vaccinations, security and medical information, cultural ‘dos and don’ts’, language, climate, visa and passport requirements, travel and transportation advice, currency converter, public holidays and festivals.
A library of medical conditions, which provides details of symptoms, recommended medications, possible side-effects and treatment.