Coronavirus outbreak: EAS reschedules congress
ST JULIAN’S, Malta: At the beginning of March, the European Aligner Society (EAS) announced that it was keeping a watchful eye on the situation regarding SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on a daily basis. Now, the society has decided to postpone the third EAS congress from 19–21 March to 26–28 November 2020.
The decision was based on three main points, the most important one being health grounds and worry concerning further spread of the virus. Secondly, it is unclear whether access to Malta might become restricted at some point. Lastly, EAS fears that its event might otherwise suffer in quality, since cancellation and postponement requests have made attendee numbers, speaker attendance and company participation unpredictable.
“We are very disappointed for all delegates, exhibitors and staff to have to postpone the third EAS congress, but the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus does not allow us to guarantee everyone’s health and safety,” the EAS board shared in an official press release announcing the postponement.
More information about the event can be found here.