I am keeping myself informed about the current state of the Coronavirus in relation to PRFest.
I have also just added the below note to the ticket page on Eventbrite:
**Note re Coronavirus: At present, PRFest will continue to take place as scheduled (unless you are notified otherwise). If you have recently travelled from a region that has been identified as high risk we would be grateful if you did not book a place at this time.
It’s impossible to make a call so far out. PRFest is exploring alternatives should the guidance be to not have a face-to-face event. You will be updated if there is any further information.**
I will continue to monitor the official guidance and if required, would make the call based on the official guidance.
I’m looking into alternatives to a face-to-face event, such as a Google hangout, pre-recorded online webinars or postpone and reschedule for later in the year. In true Laura style, I’m open to hearing your thoughts and ideas about how the event could still go ahead, as if everyone is in lockdown, you’ll want a distraction anyway!
Thanks for your attention.
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