BSB 2020 & Covid-19
Understandably we have had a number of messages from people asking what the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak will be on BSB 2020.
Unfortunately, the situation around the corona virus deteriorates daily in Spain
We have been waiting for the Spanish & Catalan Government to release its latest advice, which they have done today. It is now clear that this outbreak isn’t going to last just a couple of weeks, but is going to be an unprecedented long haul challenge. The Government have estimated that Spain is approximately two weeks behind where Italy currently is, and that coronavirus infections will continue to increase through March and April even maybe into May.
Although the Spanish Government has not banned small gatherings at this stage but they advised to be precautionary and ask too… we expect that travel and event restrictions will be introduced as cases reach their peak.
It is for these reasons that the Core Team have, with great sadness, decided to postpone BSB2020. For us to go ahead with the weekend in the middle of a public health emergency would be hugely irresponsible, not only for our visitors but also for the communities they return too. We all have to play a part in ensuring that we reduce the chance and speed of onward transmission.
I know this will be hugely disappointing for many people who were hoping to come and we apologise immensely for the inconvenience caused with flights and hotels. Hopefully you will all understand why we have had to take this decision, which we have not done lightly.
We will try our best to reschedule this year’s BSB2020 to a date later in the year, although everything is very much up in the air at the moment and we can make no promises.
We informed all our sponsors and most of our guests before we wanted to go public on social media, we want to say a big thank you to all, that they understand our decision, we also hope that all of you will understand?
For those who can not cancel or are already arrived in Barcelona we will propose an alternative gathering and our members who live here are happy to give you a great time during your stay…
Look after yourselves stay safe,
The SLFC Core Team.