VAI Events – COVID19 Status – Updated 16 March 2020 14:16

We are reviewing on a daily basis our public events

As we make the difficult decisions that so many other people and organisations have to make because of the current pandemic, we have put in place the following policy, in keeping with current government guidelines:

UPDATE: Our March events have now been cancelled. We are in the process of contacting attendees and providing them with refunds. This decision is made so that we can put the safety of members and staff first!
UPDATE: To protect our staff, we are closing our offices with the exception of support for Memberships. This will allow us to process Certificates for people who need them during this period. All other staff will work from home, and will be contactable by email. This includes our Belfast office.

Any people working for VAI on a contract basis to deliver a workshop that is postponed or canceled due to a lack of numbers, will be paid according to the original agreement so that they are not out of pocket at this difficult time, and we will work with them at rescheduling dates;

We will continue to review events of this scale as they unfold for April and future months.

As the bookings for Get Together are due to open, we have decided to postpone our National Day until later in the year.  This is on the basis that we know that people will feel nervous booking events, and we want to ensure that we have a safe and creative day in which we can focus on each other. We are currently making contact with presenters and organisers so that we can find a date later in the year.

Members will be notified of all of our decisions through the eBulletin and usual information outlets.

As many venues are now closed, we recommend that you double check with them before traveling to attend events.

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