Updated 30th March 2020
LIYSF takes the safety of our students very seriously. The current outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a situation that is constantly evolving. We are some time away from LIYSF, the situation is likely to change and therefore our procedures will be updated in light of government advice at the given time. We are very much planning on LIYSF going ahead this year, with the appropriate measures in place.
LIYSF takes advice from the relevant government agencies and supporters of the Forum include eminent epidemiologists at the Department of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Imperial College London. We are constantly staying updated on the situation. In the UK we follow the advice and guidance on contingency measures provided by the authorities, including Public Health England (PHE) and the National Health Service (NHS). We are also a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust and work in accordance with their guidance.
We are being as pro-active as possible and doing our own due diligence to monitor and put systems in place as the situation develops. We are liaising with Imperial College London for their policies and safeguards. Please see our initial prevention policy below. We will be as flexible as possible with regards to payments and confirmations, with later deadlines.
The UK National Health Service (NHS) has issued advice and guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus, which we encourage you to follow – see here. We also follow UK government guidelines such as those outlined here.
When looking for information about the virus and the situation, please look to trusted sources.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.