After careful consideration of the current situation, in light of government advice and the number of unprecedented travel restrictions and measures in place, we would like to announce that we have made the decision to postpone the 62nd London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), that was due to be held 29th July to 12th August 2020.
The 62nd LIYSF will now be held next year, 28th July to 11th August 2021.
We are disappointed not to be in a position to go ahead as planned and understand that this will come as difficult news for those enrolled or who were looking to attend this year. We believe it is better to look to 2021, when LIYSF will be held as usual
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.
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.