We realise that our students, parents, participants and partners will all be very concerned regarding the potential impact of Covid-19 on their prospective expeditions. Clearly there is a lot of uncertainty and government level advice is changing at a rapid pace in almost every country around the world where we have offices or run expeditions. With this in mind we are cautious about issuing advice which may quickly become incorrect. However we are currently in the process of contacting every group leader of our school and college groups, and each of our research assistants and dissertation students to discuss their options for the coming year.
If you have not yet been contacted then please be patient – we are working very hard to make contact with everyone and we are every bit as motivated to be able to make firm plans as you are.
We work with a huge range of suppliers – not just airlines and hotels but of course our wonderful in-country and community based partners, some of whom have worked with Operation Wallacea for 25 years, and all of whom rely on our groups to some extent for a portion of their annual income. These local partners will be feeling the impact of these global events most keenly – if not right now then certainly in the next few months.
We will continue to work hard to establish some plans and as the many situations develop will do our utmost to keep you informed and involved.