Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

16 Mar 2020 - 13:18 BY The Arts Society

As the Government has announced additional steps to delay the spread of Coronavirus, it has become clear that further measures will be taken in a phased approach to protect the vulnerable and elderly. 

Whilst we recognise the Government’s plan to delay the epidemic peak, it is our assessment that the well-being and safety of our Members, Volunteers and Lecturers, many of whom fall within the high-risk category, is likely to benefit from The Arts Society taking active measures to reduce non-essential Arts Society activity before the pandemic reaches its peak in the UK and Europe.  

We therefore regret to inform you that the following Arts Society events and meetings will be cancelled:  

Area Meetings
Hub Meetings 
Directory Day 
Area Study Days and Trips
Training events 
Annual General Meeting 

All those who have organised and / or purchased tickets to any of the above events or activities will need to make the appropriate arrangements not to hold / travel to / attend these meetings. 

Local Societies are assessing independently if their meetings, lectures, study days and tours will be held in the coming months.

We regret that these steps will inconvenience many, and are likely to add to the workload of everyone who has taken great care to plan events and activities. These are extraordinary circumstances, and we thank you for your support and understanding in taking extraordinary measures as we play our part in prioritising the well-being of Members, Volunteers, Lecturers and staff.

Our thoughts are with everyone during these challenging times.

Advice for Society Committees can be accessed here:

Advice for Accredited Lecturers can be accessed here:  



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