Spring 2021 meeting and Coronavirus
will come as no surprise Iím sure but we regret to inform you that the
scheduled spring meeting of the AAGB will be cancelled.
year is the 40th anniversary of the AAGB, thank you to all of you who
have helped us reach such a terrific milestone however I feel our celebrations
will need to wait a little while.
spite of the planned easing of lockdown measures by the Government the proposed
meeting in April cannot take place.
Hospitality services (indoor) and hotels are proposed to begin reopening
from 17th May at the earliest but it would appear that initially
there will be continued restrictions to numbers of people gathering.
all the planned measures it seems likely that if all goes to plan, the earliest
we could consider holding an unrestricted meeting would be after 21 June 2021.
plans made after this date should be less likely to change.
have once again spoken in detail with the IBIS Hotel.
As yet they have had no guidance from the parent company about future
conferencing and have advised me to contact them again after 21 June.
They remain very keen to work with us.
the meantime, I have provisionally booked the weekend of 2 & 3 October 2021
again to be held at the IBIS Hotel
Coronavirus will almost certainly still be with us, I feel by then, there would
be a greater understanding of what can and canít happen and we would be able
to deliver a meeting safely and with greater confidence. Hopefully most of us
will have had the option of the vaccine too.
anyone who has pre-booked accommodation with The IBIS Hotel / Accor direct and
not through a third party booking (or example Booking.com ) is advised to
contact the IBIS Hotel in Rotherham on 01709 730333 and they will refund
your fees. Given that there remains some uncertainty about the autumn meeting
you may feel this is a better option than changing the dates of your booking.