EL Statement: Postponement of Seminars & Events until 1 July due to COVID-19

Due to the recent outbreak and rapid spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, the EL Executive Committee has taken the decision to postpone all EL seminars and events until 1 July 2020. It is further decided that the EL Industry Days will not take place this year due to the uncertain situation.

The EL Executive Committee had already taken the decision on 11 March 2020 to postpone all EL seminars and events initially scheduled to take place until 1 May 2020. This concerned the Data&Research Seminar (Prague, 18-20 March), the executive module of the EL Corporate University (Bucharest, 31 March–2 April and the EL/WLA/GLMS Sport Integrity Seminar (Lausanne, 28–29 April).

Upon the uncertainty and unpredictable developments, EL has now decided to extend the postponement of its seminar programme until 1 July. With this decision, the Instant Games seminar (Tel Aviv, 16-18 June), kindly hosted by Mifal Hapais, will also be postponed to a later date.

It is further decided that the EL Industry Days (Manchester, 8-10 June) will not take place this year due to the uncertain situation. EL, as well as the EL Partners and hosting Lottery Camelot regret that this decision had to be taken but it is in the best interest of the safety and health of all.

All EL Working (sub)Group and other meetings shall in this period only take place via conference/video, with no physical meetings organised.

The safety and well-being of EL members and staff to EL Events and Seminars is EL management’s top priority. The rapid increase in the number of confirmed Coronavirus COVID-19 cases globally, the advice of health officials and governmental authorities, together with travel bans and lockdowns in place, reaffirms EL decision to postpone upcoming events and seminars until 1 July 2020.

The EL team will do its upmost to keep Members up to date with the latest developments. It will regularly monitor the situation in relation to COVID-19, following advice and indications from health and government authorities.

I thank you for your understanding and I am available for your questions.

Arjan van ‘t Veer
EL Secretary General

 

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Report des séminaires et événements jusqu’au 1er juillet en raison du COVID-19

En raison de la récente épidémie de COVID-19 et de sa propagation rapide, le Comité exécutif EL a pris la décision de reporter tous les séminaires et événements EL jusqu’au 1er juillet 2020.

Il a également été décidé que les Industry Days d’EL n’auraient pas lieu cette année. EL, ainsi que les partenaires EL et organisateur Lottery Camelot regrettent que cette décision ait dû être prise, mais elle est dans l’intérêt de la sécurité et de la santé de tous.

Pendant cette période, tous les (sous)Groupes de travail EL et toutes les réunions ne se tiendront qu’en conférence/vidéo, aucune réunion physique ne sera organisée.

L’équipe EL fera tout son possible pour tenir les membres informés des derniers développements. Elle surveillera régulièrement la situation en lien avec le COVID-19, en suivant les conseils et indications des autorités sanitaires et gouvernementales.

Je vous remercie de votre compréhension et je reste disponible pour vos questions.

Español

Seminarios y eventos pospuestos hasta el 1 de julio debido al COVID-19

Debido al reciente brote y a la rápida propagación del COVID-19, el Comité Ejecutivo de EL ha tomado la decisión de posponer todos los seminarios y eventos de EL hasta el 1 de julio de 2020.

Se ha decidido además que el evento EL Industry Days no se celebrará este año. EL, así como los socios de EL y la organizadora Lottery Camelot lamentan que esta decisión haya tenido que tomarse, pero es en beneficio de la seguridad y la salud de todos.

Todas las reuniones de (sub)grupos de trabajo de EL y cualquier otra reunión durante este período tendrán lugar únicamente a través de videoconferencia, sin organizar reuniones físicas.

El equipo de EL hará todo lo posible para que los miembros estén al día en cuanto a los últimos avances. También supervisará con regularidad la situación en relación con el COVID-19, siguiendo los consejos e indicaciones de las autoridades sanitarias y gubernamentales.

Gracias por su comprensión. Quedo a su disposición en caso de que tenga cualquier pregunta.

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Verschiebung von Seminaren und Veranstaltungen bis zum 1. Juli wegen COVID-19

Aufgrund des jüngsten Ausbruchs und der rasanten Verbreitung von COVID-19 hat der Vorstand der EL beschlossen, alle Seminare und Veranstaltungen der EL bis zum 1. Juli 2020 zu verschieben.

Außerdem wurde beschlossen, dass die EL Industry Days in diesem Jahr nicht stattfinden werden. Die EL, ihre Partner und die gastgebende Lottery Camelot bedauern diese Entscheidung, die jedoch im Interesse der Sicherheit und Gesundheit aller unausweichlich war.

Alle Sitzungen der EL-Arbeits-(Unter-)gruppen und anderen Sitzungen finden in diesem Zeitraum nur per Video-Konferenz statt, es werden keine Sitzungen vor Ort veranstaltet.

Das EL-Team wird sein Möglichstes tun, um alle Mitglieder über die neuesten Entwicklungen auf dem Laufenden zu halten. Es wird die Situation in Bezug auf COVID-19 regelmäßig überwachen und dabei die Ratschläge und Hinweise der Gesundheits- und Regierungsbehörden befolgen.

Ich danke Ihnen für Ihr Verständnis und stehe für Ihre Fragen gerne zur Verfügung.

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