[Announce] Linux Australia Events and COVID-19

President, Linux Australia president at linux.org.au
Sat Mar 14 08:59:55 AEDT 2020

Dear All,

As many people are now aware, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the 
COVID-19 disease it causes is increasing globally. This has the 
potential to affect the activities of Linux Australia over coming months.

Our first duty is to protect the safety and wellbeing of event 
organisers, volunteers and delegates. Linux Australia is continually 
monitoring developments and how these may affect its future major 
events. When making decisions about these events, Linux Australia and 
local organising teams will work together. We will be guided by the best 
advice available at the time from medical authorities and relevant 
government representatives and act according to it. Event organising 
teams will be asked to respect the advice of authorities, even if this 
leads to event cancellation. The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly, 
and Linux Australia must balance responsiveness with appropriate risk 
assessment and action. The timing of decisions will be in accordance 
with recommendations from public health authorities.

In addition to major events, many smaller gatherings are routinely held 
by Linux Australia members. Organisers of these events should become 
familiar with the COVID-19 risk level in their area and make informed 
decisions about proceeding with their events based on the best advice 
available at the time and the nature of their event. If authorities 
issue advice about small gatherings, organisers should respect that 
advice and respond appropriately. Linux Australia will work with 
organisers and support decisions made by them for these local events.

Above all, Linux Australia encourages all its members to stay up to date 
with COVID-19 developments, act accordingly and stay safe. We recommend 
members taking personal circumstances and risk factors into account 
before choosing to attend an event auspiced by Linux Australia.

Linux Australia Council is available to discuss any thoughts, 
suggestions, queries or concerns members may have in relation to 
COVID-19 and its effect on member activities.

For those who may already be personally affected, we wish you and your 
loved ones a speedy and complete recovery.

Kind Regards,

Sae Ra

Sae Ra Germaine
Linux Australia

president at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479

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