Coronavirus Update – all events and classes cancelled until end June 2020
Dear London Branch Members and dancers everywhere,
How sad it is to write this update as a consequence of the current Coronavirus situation. The London Branch Committee have now inevitably decided to cancel all London Branch events until the end of June 2020.
Optimistically, our 90th Anniversary Garden Dance
will still take place as scheduled on Sunday 4th July but a decision will be made a month in advance on 4th June. Hopefully our summer afternoon dances
in Kensington Gardens will be able to take place as planned on 15th, 22nd and 29th August. A decision on this will be made on 15th July.
Thereafter, we shall hope to resume a full programme of classes and dances in September, starting with the New Season dance
on Saturday 19th September. This will now be immediately preceded the same day by the Branch AGM
deferred from June 13th. In spite of this delay, nominations for the Management Committee still need to be advised by 31st March. Please come and fill the vacancies. The team looks forward to welcoming you.
But what shall we dancers do to while away the days ahead of us? Ideas are emerging for some “virtual” Scottish dance activities to keep us all in touch during these dark days. “Watch this space” for more details in due course.
And do not forget our 90th Anniversary Ball
on Saturday October 31st. Let us be positive and look forward to that. Meanwhile, The Reel , the web site and social media will keep you up to date with what is happening.
The Branch and I wish you all a healthy and safe period ahead until we can meet and dance again.
Chair London Branch.
NHS advice on keeping yourself well:
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your
hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Government advice here RSCDS Blog here