Austria Ski Trip Update, 18 March 2020

Austria Ski Trip Update, 18 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Sadly, it comes as no surprise that the Austrian Ski trip has had to be cancelled. I want to apologise for the lack of communication over the last week but we have been seeking advice from our travel agents throughout this time. It was only yesterday’s change to the Foreign Office advice that confirmed the cancellation despite the Austrian Government having already put the trip in doubt by the controls they had put in place.

We now are in the process of confirming how the Travel Agent intends to repay the money that they have taken in payment of the trip for all your children. I must make you aware that I do not expect this refund to be a quick process as it links to the travel agents insurance, Foreign Office advice and Government business support packages that have only been announced yesterday. As yet, the details of how this will happen are not clear and we are chasing an answer for you.

I know that the children will be very disappointed but with the level of restrictions now in place on non-essential travel, as well as closures and enforced quarantines in Austria, it was simply not possible to continue.

Please rest assured we are doing all we can to ensure that the children are kept safe through what is a difficult time for many people. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns that you wish to discuss.

Yours faithfully
Mr M Harrison, Headteacher