Advice on coronavirus / COVID-19

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Government measures to protect the population from the virus may impact on travel and conferences/meetings within the UK and internationally.

The RMA urges all conference organisers and participants to follow the advice of Public Health England, and with regards international travel, the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

This advice is likely to change in the coming days and weeks and organisers and participants are therefore encouraged to check the latest advice frequently, and especially, before setting off for an event or conference.

Advice on how to protect yourself and others (including health advice for those travelling internationally) is available from the NHS at:

If you’re based outside of the UK, please check the advice and instructions of your own government.

RMA-supported or sponsored events are typically hosted by academic institutions which are likely to have their own guidelines and advice; the RMA encourages organisers and participants to follow such advice.

Upcoming Events (updated 28 March 2020): public gatherings are not currently permitted in the UK, and therefore events in the immediate future have been cancelled or postponed. All RMA and RMA-affiliated events in April and May 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. For events further ahead, participants should check with organisers/host institutions.

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