COVID-19 epidemic – Cancellation of BTSF Activities
Zrušení školicích aktivit BTSF od 6. března do 31. srpna 2020
As a follow-up to the message sent to you on 13 March 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 June to 31 August 2020.
BTSF contractors have been again asked to explore ways to reschedule such events and/or to reallocate participants to other events in the subsequent months and prepare new calendars of events. Contractors have also been asked to investigate if some of the postponed activities could be replaced by other alternative solutions (e.g. virtual classrooms).
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 strengthen your efforts to further promote, throughout all services within your organisations, the existing online resources available on the BTSF Academy (e.g. e-learning modules).
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you that due to the absence of visibility as to the rules that will be in place at this time to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not organise any NCP meeting in June as initially planned. We will do our utmost to schedule another one in October 2020.
Thanks for your continued support.
DG Health and Food Safety
Unit D1 – Food chain science and stakeholder relations