SWS Corona outbreak press-release


SWELLENDAM WINTER SCHOOL  2020 WILL RUN;  
START POSTPONED


In these uncertain times, it is challenging to plan ahead, for one never has certainty about when the Corona lock down will end,  when all restrictions will be  lifted or when it will be safe for SWS  to offer  courses to participants.

Given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, the SWS organising team has put in place contingency plans to ensure that SWS does run during 2020 in order to provide a degree of certainty for all concerned.

The conditions are that it is safe to run SWS: all regulations and processes will be complied with to ensure the health and safety of all.
Our assumption is that it will not be safe to start SWS during May, as planned. We therefor have planned for a June AND a July start. 
The decision on a start date (June or July) will be taken  as soon as possible after the end of lockdown (17th April) when information
should be available.

JUNE START
For a June start, all May courses will be transferred to the “empty” June weeks. This depends on facilitator availability for the new dates.
Once these have been finalized, the new June courses and dates will be communicated, and the website updated accordingly. There will be extensive communication about the change to all stakeholders.
 
JULY START
Should it be necessary to postpone the start of SWS to July, all May and June courses will be run during September. July and August will run according to the programme  with the same dates as currently published. 

SWS WILL RUN DURING 2020!
All the courses currently offered by SWS will run during 2020, subject to the Corona pandemic situation.  All participants who have booked and paid for May courses will be offered alternate dates for their courses.
They will be able to transfer the fees to the “new course”.

Should the start be July, all those who have booked and paid for May and June courses will be offered alternate dates for their courses. They will be able to transfer the fees to the “new course”. 

Further updates will be communicated as information becomes available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Course dates, bookings and payment: Margie Walker (programmedirector@winterschool.co.za)
General SWS policy: John Paisley (director@winterschool.co.za)

For now, stay at home, be compassionate, and be safe. 
Your SWS team