Hello fine members of GEAS,
I am writing this today to inform all of you that as of today we are cancelling all of our remaining events this semester. Due to the health risk posed by continuing to run a mass gathering we have decided that the safest course of action is to stop our events. This is not to say that if you are in a game that it must end, though we advise you at least consider switching to an online medium, however our room bookings and official GEAS oversight of sessions will no longer be available.
Furthermore, we have been informed that there has been a potential case of Covid-19, or Coronavirus, among the membership of GEAS who attended the Sunday afternoon sessions in David Donachie’s game. While the individual in question has not been present at the most recent few sessions it is possible that they may have possibly made contact with other members of the society while potentially carrying the virus or they may have passed it on to others who have been to recent events. Given that this is a possibility, we advise all of you to be cautious and to be aware of the symptoms of the disease. The most common of these are a cough, high fever, and shortness of breath.
If you feel you have exhibited any of the above symptoms, the Government’s current advice is to self isolate and avoid any non-essential social contact. More information can be found on the NHS’s guidance on Covid-19 here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
If you need more information on Covid-19 or more information on what to do if you are showing symptoms or have potentially interacted with someone who has been infected then the number for the Covid helpline is: 0800 028 2816
We wish all of you the best moving forward in this term, and the best of luck in dealing with the difficult situations that this epidemic has placed upon us.
For the Glory of GEAS, and its safety.
Logan C. Anderson.