This is probably the hardest email which I have had to write during my tenure as Centre Secretary.
In the latest Government briefings, it has become clear that Coronavirus is set to change our lives in the short term. We have seen advice given: to avoid all unnecessary social interaction; not go to cinemas, theatres, pubs and restaurants; households in isolation for 14 days when any individual shows signs of persistent cough or high temperature; and for ‘high risk’ individuals to stay in isolation for up to 12 weeks.
We have already seen car-related events cancelled – from Grand Prix to Practical Classical Restorations Shows, and undoubtedly many more will follow in the near future.
No advice has been received from the MSCC other than to advise as to the cancellation of the Sprint Taster Day next Sunday, but I feel sure it would be to follow all Government advice.
It is therefore our Committee’s decision to follow the guidelines. This will mean that we have now suspended all Centre activity until the end of May, and we will continue to review the situation as it develops.
To be clear, this means that the next two Noggins (April and May) will not take place, nor will the planned AGM. The latter will be re-scheduled for later in the year, current thinking is that this will take place in October. Planned scenic runs and events will also not run during this period.
Further communications will follow as the situation becomes clearer, but in the meantime can I wish you and all your family members, good health in these unsettling times.
Centre Secretary, Devamog