BWY Statement: Congress 2020
We have an important, but disappointing announcement to make to all those attending the BWY Congress Event at Warwick University on the 4-5th April 2020.
Our ultimate priority is the wellbeing of everyone attending this event. Given the current situation with COVID-19, it is with great regret that the BWY have taken the decision to cancel this year’s event.
Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment caused and we will be focusing our efforts on making Congress 2021 the best yet!
All exhibitors and ticket holders will be issued a full refund and we anticipate this being completed by the end of March.
We are looking at options to fulfil our obligations with regards to the AGM and will update members at the earliest opportunity.
We appreciate that this will likely raise questions and we appreciate your patience as we work through the situation.
BWY Statement: COVID-19
Please be assured that we, the BWY, are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and the impact that this will have on Congress and face to face teaching. In light of the government announcement yesterday it is unlikely that congress will go ahead and face to face teaching will also be impacted. We will have a Congress update ASAP and we have released a formal insurance statement today. We recommend that you continue to follow government guidelines and Public Health England suggested protocols and to be aware that these may change quickly.
It is our intention to conduct a Facebook live Q & A session and to arrange online presentations for teachers to understand how remote teaching can be conducted.
Please bear with us, there is a great deal that must be crystal clear before we can make definitive statements and we will update you regularly. We recognise your genuine concerns and we are doing our very best to safeguard your wellbeing and your interests.