Given the unprecedented concern and coverage of the Covid 29 virus spread and the actions that are being considered by governments across the world, it only seems appropriate to outline the Association’s current position. I say current, because the situation is changing rapidly; just last night, the Italian government effectively locked down the entire country.
Firstly, all members, no matter where they are in the world, must make their own judgement as to what actions they must take.
Secondly, and this applies to the UK only as far as I am aware, the Association will closely monitor the situation with regard to events that the Association is organising in the coming weeks and months. At the moment, planned events will be going ahead as previously advised. But this could change rapidly in light of government instruction or advice.
We don’t want to be seen as alarmist, but we do have a duty of care to our members. We hope you appreciate our approach. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and be guided by the situation as it develops.
Whilst we intend, wherever we can, to continue with our programme of events, please do not be disappointed if we cancel an event at the last moment.
Mike Dixon, Commodore