Paul Griffiths

Statement from Northamptonshire Chamber regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Today (12 March 2020), the Government is expected to move from the Containment Phase to the Delay Phase of infection control. A move to the Delay Phase means that the disease has become established in the UK, and that further measures need to be taken to reduce the rate and extent of its spread. The Government has said the Delay Phase is where ‘social distancing measures’ are considered – which could include restrictions on public gatherings above a certain number of people.

Therefore, for the protection of Northamptonshire Chamber staff, Chamber members and the wider community, and based on the Government’s announcement, we have taken the decision to postpone Northamptonshire Chamber’s Business Exhibition at Kettering Conference Centre tomorrow (Friday, March 13). This includes the postponement of the exhibition’s Business Before Hours event, Networking Lunch and 60 Minute Seminars. This decision has been taken due to the large numbers of people who usually attend our Business Exhibitions.

We will try to rearrange the Business Exhibition for later in the year when the situation has changed. We will publish further information as soon as possible.

We apologise for the short notice but as I’m sure people will appreciate this is a fast-moving situation.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and thank you for your understanding.

SOURCE: Northamptonshire Chamber