COVID-19 epidemic – Cancellation of BTSF Activities from 1 September to 16 October 2020
Zrušení školicích aktivit BTSF od 1. září do 16. října 2020
As a follow-up to the message sent to you on 15 April 2020, we would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 situation, CHAFEA, in agreement with SANTE, has requested BTSF training providers to further postpone planned BTSF activities from 1 September to 16 October 2020.
BTSF contractors have been again asked to explore ways to reschedule such events and prepare new calendars of events. Investigations on alternative solutions (e.g. virtuál classrooms) are also on-going.
As the evolution of the epidemic is difficult to predict, we will continue to monitor it regularly and keep you posted of any further measures.
However, in this challenging period, we would be very grateful if you could continue to promote the existing online resources available on the BTSF Academy (e.g. e-learning modules) throughout all services within your organisations.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we intend to launch soon the consultation process for training suggestions in view of the 2021 work programme and to organise a NCP meeting in late October. However, as for the latter, due to the absence of visibility as to the rules that will be in place at this time, we will keep you informed about its final format (physical or virtual).
Thanks for your continued support.
DG Health and Food Safety
Unit D1 – Food chain science and stakeholder relations