13-15 March 2020

City, University London

Coronavirus Update

Update: Friday 13th March 2020 - 14:32

There are still no plans to cancel the event.

Our latest statement on developments is here - https://drupalcamp.london/2020-03-12/covid-19-statement


Update: Thursday 12th March 2020 - 21:12

Our latest statement on developments is here - https://drupalcamp.london/2020-03-12/covid-19-statement


Update: Thursday 12th March 2020 - 17:43

Following the COBRA meeting announcement the event is still going ahead and there are no plans to cancel it, we are liasing with the venues and as they have not told us to cancel we won't be doing so until we are directed to.
We are also awaiting the COBRA meeting today and the outcome of that.
If you have a query please contact info@drupalcamplondon.co.uk or call 0330 043 2021. Our advice and guidelines are below.


Update: Thursday 12th March 2020 - 09:16

The event is still going ahead and there are no plans to cancel it, we are liasing with the venues and as they have not told us to cancel we won't be doing so until we are directed to.
We are also awaiting the COBRA meeting today and the outcome of that.
If you have a query please contact info@drupalcamplondon.co.uk or call 0330 043 2021. Our advice and guidelines are below.


Update: Wednesday 11th March 2020 - 12:43

The event is still going ahead and there are no plans to cancel it. If you have a query please contact info@drupalcamplondon.co.uk or call 0330 043 2021. Our advice and guidelines are below.


Update: Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 16:49

The event is still going ahead and there are no plans to cancel it. If you have a query please contact info@drupalcamplondon.co.uk or call 0330 043 2021.


Update: Monday 9th March 2020 - 14:04

Following the COBRA meeting over the COVID-19 outbreak.

A Downing Street spokesperson said afterwards that the UK was still in the "contain" phase of dealing with the outbreak and was not yet moving to the "delay" stage.

There are still no plans for the event to be cancelled at this time.


Update: Monday 9th March 2020

The event at this current time is still going ahead, we are keeping updated with all venues and parties involved. Any decision made from the COBRA meeting that is currently being held at this time will of course be adhered to.

Our information on Coronavirus is below

The event is still going ahead as planned.

We are following advice and guidelines by City, University of London (https://studenthub.city.ac.uk/news/2020/january/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china)

Please note as the event is still going ahead as planned tickets will not be refunded. We will announce any changes to this here if this happens.


Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus

(Adapted from MidCamp announcment)

While no solution is foolproof, standard precautions can be taken to help prevent spread of the virus.

  • WASH YOUR HANDS - Hand-washing is the most proven and recommended way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as well as any other communicable disease. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom, eating, or coughing or sneezing into your hands.
  • COVER YOUR COUGH (AND SNEEZE) - Since the coronavirus is spread through airborne droplets, preventing the spread of droplets is key. When coughing or sneezing, do so into a tissue or your elbow. Do not use your hands. Wash your hands as soon as you can afterwards.  
  • IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME - If you are concerned that you have coronavirus or any other communicable disease, then please stay home to avoid infecting others.

FAQs

What precautions will DrupalCamp London be taking to prepare for the coronavirus?

The organisers are opening and maintaining communication with the staff of City, University of London and there will be additional hand wash stations available.

Is DCL still happening?

Yes. As of the time of this writing, there are no intentions of cancelling DCL. We intend for this event to happen unless the venues tells us that it cannot host anymore.

Is DCL doing any type of screening of attendees?

No. Screening equipment is expensive and unreliable. We are counting on you, the attendees, to self-screen. If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus, please don't spread it.

If I decide not to come to DCL, can I get a refund?

We are not issuing refunds at this time, as the event is still running.

What will happen if there is an outbreak?

In the unlikely event of an outbreak at DCL, we will defer to our hosts at City, University London and CCT-Venues Smithfields (CXO day).

Will I be turned away at the door?

None of the organisers are currently trained medical professionals. However, if you attend and have visible signs and symptoms of an acute respiratory infection, we may ask you to get checked out by a professional before attending the sessions.  Please use your best judgement.

What is the likelihood that there will be an outbreak at DCL?

The likelihood is low. As per the COBRA meeting on 2nd March 2020, there is no current concerns for an immediate outbreak.

What should I do if I suspect someone has coronavirus?

Unless you are a trained medical professional, there is no reason for suspicion. Wash your hands frequently and cover your cough.

Will DCL have masks available?

No. Standard surgical masks are ineffective on uninfected individuals. A surgical mask should only be used in the case of reverse-isolation, or in other words, preventing the virus from getting out of an infected person.

The other type of mask, known as an N95 mask is only useful if the individual wearing it has had a fit test to find the right size and can guarantee a tight seal around the mouth and nose. Since we will not be doing fit tests or asking people to shave, we will not be providing masks.

Someone looks like they may come from a country that was mentioned as having many cases of coronavirus. Can I say something to them about it?

No. We are a welcoming and inclusive event and will not allow any form of discrimination against anyone attending because of what they look like. This would be considered a violation of our Code of Conduct and you may be asked to leave.  If you have concerns, contact a DCL organiser.

I have coronavirus, can I come to DCL?

Please don't, but you can catch all of the recorded sessions after the camp on our YouTube channel.

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