Impact on Society Activities from the COVID – Virus

By Friday, 13 March, to 5pm, the number of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales reached 92. By Wednesday, 18 March, numbers have reached 267 cases.

Over the past few days, many of the NSW ACT Association of Family History Societies Members has been in discussion regarding the threat to their members and volunteers.

The Association has been receiving from several groups that their committees have met and resolved to cancel their Society Activities, some have activated these cancellations others over the coming days.

These cancellations have included:

Advice has been received that these decisions has not been taken lightly and facts that have been be taken into consideration included:

Societies have generally advised their members that throughout the closure, the society committee will be monitoring the situation. If further events need to be cancelled, such as future monthly meetings members will be notified by email and via the society website.

The NSW Health website suggests, you should:

And the World Health Organisation suggests that you wash your hands frequently

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

During this challenging time please stay safe, be kind, and look after the people around you. We are all in this together.

List of notified closures