SSAGO Coronavirus Update

SSAGO National Exec

Monday 16th of March 2020

Information for all SSAGO members regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our upcoming events.

The National SSAGO Executive Committee and upcoming National Events have been in frequent communication over the past week in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following on from the advice given today by our Prime Minister Boris Johnson to avoid all non-essential travel and social contact, and subsequent advice from both The Scouts and Girlguiding to end all Scout and Guide meetings, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all face-to-face SSAGO meetings, activities and events from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020, until further notice. This suspension applies regardless of advice from your Student Unions.

Given the guidance, we have chosen to postpone Sheffield City of Steel Ball (4th April 2020) until further notice. Full refunds will be available to all those who have already paid for the event with more details about this coming soon. The Ball Committee will be releasing a full statement about this tomorrow on the Ball website and their social media. We politely ask you to wait for further information before contacting us during this busy time.

SSAGO Supports Fundays and Gilwell 24 are also cancelled, but we would like to thank those who registered interest in attending. The SSAGO contingent to SSW has also been cancelled.

We are continuing to monitor the situation regarding Survival Rally (June 2020) and Witan (July 2020) and currently both events are still planned to go ahead. However our members safety is our priority and we are having frequent discussions with the event committees to discuss all available options.

We understand SSAGO can be a key part of people’s lives and while face-to-face meetings are unable to go ahead we encourage clubs and individuals to take part in virtual meetings where possible.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

The SSAGO Exec

Lexie, Oli, Lucy, Reuben & Tom

The Exec-Elect

Adele, Brittany, Maddy, Reuben & Amy