GA2020 | Coronavirus COVID-19 Statement 2 - April 2020
Please find below the second Coronavirus COVID-19 Statement concerning the planned GA2020 in Sydney, this October. Following a decision by Australia ICOMOS in May regarding the event in Sydney, the ICOMOS Board and International Secretariat will propose the most appropriate solution to ensure that ICOMOS maintains its statutory obligations under French law and obligations to our membership.
In the meantime – the International Secretariat continues to collect nominations for the Board elections, as well as the Gazzola Prize and Honorary membership, proposed draft resolutions, based on the deadlines (and extensions) as announced in previous messages.
GA2020 Coronavirus COVID-19 Statement 2
Australia ICOMOS and the GA2020 team continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and extend their best wishes to ICOMOS members and their families.
It is apparent that owing to global and domestic travel restrictions, altered economic circumstances and general risk and uncertainty, it will not be possible for GA2020 to proceed as originally envisaged in October 2020.
We are examining alternative scenarios, including modification, deferral and cancellation of the event in Sydney. A final decision (including consideration of refunds, where applicable) will be made and announced during May 2020.
In the meantime, the GA 2020 registration process and marketing activities are currently suspended and other preparatory activities will be scaled-back or adjusted.
We will continue to place the health and safety of GA2020 delegates and ICOMOS and venue staff at the forefront of our decision making. We will follow the advice of the World Health Organisation and will comply with the requirements of the Australian Government.
Australia ICOMOS remains committed to supporting and enriching the global work of ICOMOS.
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