Dear Wild Medics and Friends,
Over the last few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19. After careful consideration and discussion regarding the advice from the federal government, our executive team made the difficult decision last week to cancel or postpone all medical expeditions, placements, and events scheduled for 2020. This includes all fundraising expeditions, primary health clinics, and adventure placements.
This decision is due to the increases in international travel restrictions, risk, and to protect non-essential personnel from traveling. We feel that it is part of our responsibility as an organisation to abstain from non-essential travel if there’s a risk to contribute to a pandemic. That being said, we will continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation and will look to recommence our operations as normal for 2021.
We know many of you have been faced with making similar difficult decisions, and we appreciate your understanding of this to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.