Dear global tour families and students
As you know from media reports there is currently a Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak affecting parts of the world.
We have been following this development very closely through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT – www.smartraveller.gov.au), Department of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as our medical and travel security agency International SOS (ISOS). We believe any decisions we make concerning our global programs should be based on reasoned medical evidence and advice from these authorities.
While we are very committed to maintaining the opportunities afforded our students through our global service programs, the safety and security of our students and staff is always a priority for us.
The current recommendations from the authorities, given our global service destinations, are that we should make no changes to our travel plans for now and that our global service programs should continue as planned.
As mentioned already, we are following this development every day and if the circumstances change and we need to alter, postpone or cancel any of our tours we will be in touch with our families/students immediately.
If you would like to discuss this further please be in contact with me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Mark Fielding
Director of Global Programs