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Due to various inquiries from the public and professionals coming to the BBF20 regarding the corona virus COVID-19 situation, we would like to release the following statements:

– The organisation is constantly checking the current state of affairs and is in contact with the appropriate authorities with the aim of following the official recommendations thereof.

– Currently, the appropriate health authorities have NOT scheduled any cancellations of public events. Moreover, there is no clear evidence that this will change in the coming days.

– We have now incorporated a list of recommendations and good-practice guidelines issued by the Spanish Ministry of Health into the festival. These include increasing the number of cleaning personnel with a special emphasis on frequently used contact surfaces, such as door handles and taps, placing extra signage recommending more thorough handwashing and not sharing drinking cups, and installing hand sanitiser dispensers.

– Other cases of local events being cancelled/postponed in the media were NOT motivated by a health emergency declared by the competent authorities.

– The organisation has the strong conviction to go ahead and celebrate this ninth edition of the event. – The only reason for cancellation would be if advised by the competent authorities. The organisation both hopes and wishes that this does not occur.

– Likewise, we will keep all communication channels open to keep all professionals and members of the public coming to the festival informed regarding this and related topics.

– We highly recommend that you follow official information channels to avoid social fearmongering and the spreading of unfounded rumours.

http://canalsalut.gencat.cat/ca/salut-a-z/c/coronavirus-2019-ncov/index.html#googtrans(ca|en)

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/home.htm

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we would like to publicly thank you all for the support received. Not only have there been no cancellations by breweries or a decrease in ticket sales but, on the contrary, we have received great support and affection from many people. How amazing the craft beer family is! See you in a few days!