Updated advisory on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated March 9, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread, mainly in mainland China, is continuing to raise concerns all over the world. We would like to provide you with an update on the current situation about the 9th EuroELSO Congress in London.
We are monitoring the global situation closely. At this point, the 9th EuroELSO Congress is scheduled to take place as planned from May 6 – 8, 2020. Therefore, we continue with the preparations at full speed and look forward to a successful congress.
Our first priority is the protection, safety and well-being of all participants. We have full confidence in the UK Health Authorities and their measures to prevent the disease.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk for the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals remains low.
Safety within the event premises
The EuroELSO Congress venue (QEIICC) takes the health and safety of its clients, staff and partners very seriously. It is following the regular advice from the UK Government and Public Health England and will update its policy and act accordingly as advice changes.
The QEII Centre remains fully open and all events are taking place as normal.
The transmission of Covid-19 is not yet fully understood. However, it is thought that it can be transmitted from human to human through close contact and that transmission is via large respiratory droplets and by direct and indirect contact with respiratory secretions.
Please see the QEIICC website https://qeiicentre.london/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/QEII-policy-on-Covid-19-coronavirus.pdf for further details.
In the run-up to the EuroELSO Congress, we have the following recommendations:
- Check your personal health insurance coverage
- Make sure you have travel insurance
- Check your country’s guidelines and recommendations for travel to UK
- Check your own health status before traveling
- Follow the link https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses to consult the World Health Organization’s latest Q&A on the coronavirus