PraxisAuril statement on COVID-19

Updated 25 March 2020

Read our recent communication on postponing the PraxisAuril 2020 Conference here
Read our earlier communication on COVID-19 here

All events and training courses up to the end of May, and our annual conference in June are postponed.

Knowledge Exchange is a people business and getting people together is one of the activities our members value most – whether that’s internationally, nationally, or at a more regional level. Anything that affects our ability to convene members, stakeholders, and potential collaborators has a significant impact on the people we represent and work with.  

Scheduled training and regional events – postponed  

Following the UK Government’s announcements on Monday 16 March, regarding the escalation of precautions against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, PraxisAuril has taken the difficult decision to postpone all training courses scheduled until the end of May.  

All registered course delegates have been notified of this decision. We will be rescheduling all courses to run in autumn/winter 2020. In the meantime, we are working hard to find alternative ways to connect the membership and stimulate your professional development.  

Annual conference – postponed  

The PraxisAuril Board has agreed that given the current COVID-19 situation, we will be postponing the PraxisAuril Conference until next year. 
You will understand that this decision not to run our major event, which is so important to our members and stakeholders, has not been taken lightly.  We will look at any financial support being offered by the Government to offset the projected losses we expect the organisation will need to absorb this year.  That said, PraxisAuril has strong financial reserves and is well placed to invest in developing new and exciting activities and communication channels that will support the sector over the coming year and beyond.  We will, more than ever, depend on your support as members and volunteers, to help PraxisAuril navigate this unprecedented situation.
We can confirm that we have secured all the same venues for a PraxisAuril conference in Brighton on 1-3 June 2021, so please put these dates in your diary!
We will be in contact separately with all 2020 conference sponsors, speakers, registered delegates and stakeholders in the next few days to discuss the practical details of how you may choose to defer your involvement to 2021.  Our brilliant exec team will do everything they can to make the administration of this postponement as seamless as possible for you.

Getting in touch  

You can still contact the PraxisAuril executive team through the usual channels:  

Phone: 01223 659950  
Email: /   
Twitter: @praxisauril