I am writing to you today about the situation with Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs and the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our work. As we operate in different organisations in France, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom we each have different combinations of organisational and national directives to follow. We wholeheartedly accept our responsibility to safe-guard our participants and colleagues. In addition, as global citizens we wish to actively reduce the spread of the virus and to support our governments and health services in their efforts to protect us all.

Nevertheless, all AYCH partners are committed to continuing our work with young people. We are actively working transnationally to put in place alternative means of delivering existing activities and offering new opportunities too. We have postponed our Transnational Creative Jam until the autumn of 2020 and we will keep in touch with you about that. We want you to be able to continue with your projects, plans and participation.ย 

All of us are in a state of uncertainty. But your local AYCH hub will be able to help you. To keep safe, and if your movements are restricted, visit websites and contact AYCH hubs remotely to check what to do. Remember, that young people seem to suffer mild symptoms but can spread the Coronavirus without knowing it.ย  I hope that you, your friends and families remain safe in these challenging times. We look forward to continuing to work with you, it’s what we are here to do!

Stay safe!

Oenone Thomas

AYCH Coordinator for the Lead Partner Devon County Council


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