We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest developments regarding COVID-19, or Coronavirus. Today, the UK government has announced that they are moving into the “Delay” phase of containment, to protect the public.
What does this mean for Burning Nest?
Based on advice from Public Health England, Nest will be going ahead as planned. Obviously this is an evolving public health situation and we will be regularly reassessing and updating the community. We will be continuing to sell memberships (our next wave will be available on Sunday 15th March at 11am) and plan for the event we all love. We will be monitoring the news for any announcements regarding large gatherings, and we will keep you updated of any developments via our usual channels of Carrier Pigeon email, Facebook and Twitter.
What extra measures will be taken at the event to keep us safe?
We will be providing extra hand-washing and sanitisation stations, to help all of us keep on top of cleanliness. Radical Self-Reliance is still one of our core principles, but we will also do everything we can to keep everyone safe. Our on-site paramedics have received Coronavirus-specific training as well, to help us identify and handle any issues that masy arise at the event itself.
What happens if Nest is cancelled?
If UK-wide measures are taken that mean we are unable to hold Burning Nest in 2020 and must cancel, we will be issuing partial refunds to all members, as our funds allow. Nest is not run for profit – all the membership sales go towards producing the event itself, and some non-refundable payments (such as the site deposit and insurance) have already been paid. However we will endeavour to refund as much as possible back to our members – after all, everyone running Nest, also bought their own ticket!
Is there anything I can do now?
Keep yourselves safe and healthy! There is plenty of information online, regarding ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Please follow this advice, and avoid risks where possible.
Finally – remember your own communities, at a time when people may be scared or worried about the future. Check on your neighbours, and try not to hoard supplies if you can really help it. With a bit of communal effort and a lot of common sense, we’ll see each other back in the Glade in no time.
If you have any questions at all, please reply to this email or get in touch with us on any of our social networks. We will reply as soon as we are able – please remember that all of us are volunteers with full-time jobs too!
All our love,
Burning Nest HQ x