You will know this is a fast changing situation and all organisations are finding it necessary to lay down guidelines to their members, employees and volunteers. It is now necessary to make some decisions on how BC functions during this period. After very careful consideration and consultation with trustees and similar organisations, and obviously with a great deal of regret, the following decisions have been made
: • All meetings, conferences, field trips and other events greater than 25 people must be cancelled or postponed until further guidance of the ever changing situation is known. This applies to all staff, branches and volunteers.
• If you have an event with less than 25 people that you feel should proceed, then it will be necessary to update your risk assessments following Government advice, particularly for anybody that may have travelled to any high risk areas in recent weeks -
I appreciate that this may cause some serious disruption within the Branch but these are exceptional circumstances. As an organisation we must take responsibility to ensure that we do not encourage the transmission of the virus. I trust you recognise that these are necessary steps.