Date for your diary
By invitation from Her Majesty Queen Azizah of Malaysia, the 2021 OB-PS Supporter Event will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur, 25 - 29 June.
Bergen 2020 - COVID-19 Update
We thank you for your patience these last few weeks as the WAGGGS team, Bergen Host Committee and The Joint Board of the Norwegian Guide and Scout Associations have been working hard to complete the Risk Assessment alongside advice from the World Health Organisations, Local Governments and the Norwegian and Bergen Health Authorities.
It is with sadness that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming OB-PS Supporter event in Bergen, 4-7 June 2020. The safety of our supporters, staff and volunteers is our upmost concern, and after finalising the Risk Assessment we have concluded that the risk of going ahead with the event this June is too high. At the moment, the cases in Norway are increasing as well as the outbreak in other European countries increasing every day.
Due to the travel restrictions and quarantine measures in place, as well as many of our supporters being in the high risk category, we do hope you understand that it is too big of a risk for us to continue with the event. The Host Committee have put a huge amount of effort into planning a fantastic event for you all and we are all extremely disheartened that it cannot go ahead, and thankful for all of their efforts leading up to this point.
Moving the event online
We will be working on opportunities to deliver parts of the event online. We will be in touch with further details in the coming weeks.
We will be issuing refunds to those that have registered, and there will also be the opportunity to donate your registration fee to OB-PS. Unfortunately OB-PS have incurred some non-refundable costs (deposits to hotels, catering companies, entertainment companies and so forth) which we hope you understand we are unable to reimburse, as this would leave OB-PS in a deficit which future donations would be used to balance out. We are in the process of finalising expenses incurred and the most efficient process of issuing refunds. We will be in touch in the coming days with further details regarding the refund amount and process.
Hotel and Pre/Post Tour Cancellation
For the cancellation of pre and post tours and the hotel, we advise that you get in touch with them directly. To cancel your hotel, please get in touch with:
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel:
Elisabeth Hjetland, email@example.com
Clarion Collection Hotel:
Christine Fosse, Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thon Orion and Thon Rosenkrantz:
Mariann Barry, Mariann.email@example.com
We understand that difficult times are ahead, but as we all move to a different, and maybe slower, way of life we hope to be able to continue to connect online, pick up the phone and talk to some of our brilliant supporters and help those who need it most.
Please get in touch with your travel insurance company to confirm what travel refunds you could be entitled to.
If you have any questions at this stage please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org OB-PS staff, Seren and Inga, will do their best to answer as soon as possible.
We thank you for your understanding and know that our thoughts are with you all and your families.