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Responding to COVID-19

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**LAST UPDATED 27 MARCH 2020** 
In these uncertain and ever-changing times, we’re keen to keep you, our friends and supporters, up to date with all Scripture Union is doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will be using this page to keep you informed on all decisions made and new information, as we have it, will be posted here.

We are following the government’s guidance and have put in place relevant measures to maximise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, our volunteers and our staff. We continue to monitor and respond to the situation and do so with our eyes fully-fixed on God. In all we do, we are seeking his wisdom and guidance and we invite you to join us in prayer for the situation – that wise decisions will be made and that we all as Christians will be able to share the love of Jesus in our communities over the coming months.

National Scripture Union events

 **UPDATED 27 March 2020**

Following the most recent government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel some events. All events up to and including those due to take place during the early May Bank holiday weekend (8-10 May 2020) have been cancelled and we have also made a few cancellations to some events beyond that date. If you or your child were due to attend an event that has been cancelled, either as a volunteer or participant, you will receive an email with more information.  

The following table details all upcoming events (up until the end of June 2020) and their current status. All events past this date are currently due to run as planned. We are continuing to monitor government advice regarding events and gatherings, as well as the status of our venues and activity providers, and will keep this table updated.

Event name Event type Date Current status
Edale Challenge Holiday 3 April 2020 Cancelled
GW Tracks Holiday 4 April 2020 Cancelled
The SU Bake Off 1 Holiday 5 April 2020 Cancelled
Bridleways Holiday 5 April 2020 Cancelled
Kestrels Holiday 11 April 2020 Cancelled
3Sixty Weekend Away Holiday 17 April 2020 Cancelled
Families Together Holiday 7 May 2020 Cancelled
SURF Break 1 Holiday 8 May 2020 Cancelled
Lifepath Newton Lifepath 19-21  May 2020 Cancelled
Go Wild Holiday 22 May 2020 Cancelled
SLAM Holiday 29 May 2020 Cancelled
ONE - The Scripture Union Conference Conference 5 – 7 June 2020 Going ahead
Families Unlimited Holiday 12 June 2020 Going ahead
Lifepath Brinkburn Lifepath 22 June 2020 Cancelled
Rooted Holiday 26 June 2020 Postponed 

(now 4-6 September)

Local events 

 **UPDATED 18 March 2020**

Beyond our national programme of events (as listed above), we also run events in partnership with local churches and local mission partners. We are in constant communication with our partners, and decisions are being made as to the status of these events on a case-by-case basis, notwithstanding government advice. If you or your child are due to attend an upcoming event and haven’t heard from your local contact, please get in touch with them.

Fulfilment of orders

 **UPDATED 18 March 2020**

We are continuing to work with our suppliers to get your order(s) to you as usual. If this changes we will ensure this page and our resources centre are kept up-to-date. At this time, if you are able to place new orders via the website rather than over the phone, that would be helpful.

Suppliers

 **UPDATED 18 March 2020**

Please ensure that any Invoices are sent through to [email protected], and include the purchase order both on the invoice, and in the email heading, to aid our payment processes.

 

Getting in touch

Scripture Union staff are available to help you with any enquiries you may have. The best way to get in touch is via our contact us form.

If you'd prefer to speak to someone in person, you can call us on 01908 856 000. If you do call, please bear with us as it may take us longer than usual to answer. If you prefer, you can leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as we can.

Join us in prayer

As this situation unfolds, we are reminded that we are not in control - God is. And with that in mind, it’s vital that we join together to pray. We are looking into ways to help facilitate prayer and fellowship at this time and hope to update you on those developments soon. For now, let’s use this opportunity to pray for our world, our communities and those even closer to home.

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy”. (Psalm 94:19)

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