Here at Barcham we have been immensely looking forward to welcoming lots of people to the nursery once again and hosting an enjoyable and memorable event for the industry, however I am afraid that the recent events related to the COVID-19 virus have caused us to look hard at the implications of going ahead with the Big Barn Conference this year. It is with considerable regret that we have reluctantly decided to cancel this event, scheduled to be held at our nursery on June 17th 2020.
You will all be aware of the uncertainty surrounding the future and the many unknowns associated with the COVID-19 and its spread. It is impossible to forecast it’s development accurately or the sanitation/quarantine measures which might be in place in June. As things are developing at such a rate it would have been irresponsible of us to not make a decision now and to have gone ahead ignoring the many restrictions and warnings coming from health authorities. With such an international line up of speakers and attraction to the event spreading to delegates across Europe, we felt that we could not ignore the potential implications for the health of speakers, delegates and folk here at Barcham, not to mention their relatives and friends.
Our intention is to postpone this event for a year, revisiting in June 2021 with the hope that normality will have resumed. If you were already registered for this event, then you will of course be invited to the next one. If were not and would like to be invited, please sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment that this may cause, but hope you understand that this decision has not been taken lightly.