Further to my recent email about the Legion’s response and planning around the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide you an update on our Annual Conference.
I am sorry to say that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Annual Conference in its current form. We will be exploring other options and next steps and will keep you informed of our plans around this. We have been considering this as the Covid-19 situation has been unfolding, balancing the desire to mitigate any cost of cancellation with a timely decision.
The Government has been very clear in their advice on self-isolating and social distancing, and as per my recent email to you, we are strongly encouraging all our members to follow the advice given.
I know many of you will be disappointed by this, as am I, but we really feel it is in the best interests of our members, volunteers and employees’ health and wellbeing.
With regards to the VE Day commemorations, we will let you know when we have more information from the Government and what they are planning to do given the pandemic.
We will continue our discussions and planning for how we can support our local communities through our operations and members. We will of course continue to keep you updated as we work through this challenging time.
Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.
Chairman, Board of Trustees