[Linux-aus] Linux Australia Events and COVID-19

hugh at blemings.org hugh at blemings.org
Sat Mar 14 09:06:24 AEDT 2020

Thank you Sae Ra, the Council and all in our community for taking a sensible and measured approach here.

Stay safe and happy hacking,

Sent from my phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity and/or top posting.

On 14 March 2020 8:59:55 am AEDT, "President, Linux Australia via linux-aus" <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:
>Dear All,
>As many people are now aware, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and
>COVID-19 disease it causes is increasing globally. This has the 
>potential to affect the activities of Linux Australia over coming
>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
>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
>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
>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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