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Cancellation of All of Caithness International Science Festival Events

16th March 2020

Unfortunately the Science Festival organisers have received the latest news from the Highland council in face of the evolving Coronavirus crisis.

"In line with national guidance, the Council has moved from containment to delay. Council services are now developing and implementing continuity plans. We are no longer in a business as normal situation, and as a result we will be delivering reduced and targeted services.

It is important to note that as a council we are clear that, to reduce the spread of the virus, we are no longer running our services as normal. Please note that the following steps must be taken:

ALL trips out of school planned for this and next term should be cancelled. Please negotiate with the trip provider to establish if the booking can be rearranged for next session.

Parents evenings/open afternoons should be cancelled until further notice.

Swimming lessons should be cancelled until further notice.

Any Easter celebration events that were due to take place outwith the school should be cancelled.

Inward visits (e.g. guest speakers or curriculum inserts) should be cancelled until further notice.

School lets outwith the normal school day should be cancelled until further notice.

Urgent Child Plan meetings and Solution Focused Meetings should go ahead. Non-urgent meetings should be postponed.

Interviews should be arranged by Skype rather than by face to face arrangements.

In effect, the message is that all education should be taking place within the grounds of the school and contact from people from beyond the school should be minimised."

All Science Festival events for this week are now cancelled including the festival launch tomorrow evening and the public events on Wednesday and Friday evenings, the Fun Day on Saturday was already cancelled last week.

 

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