Unto the populace of Lochac,
In consultation with the Crown, it is with sadness that I must inform you of the decision to cancel all in person events across Lochac until further notice. The decision to lift this suspension will depend on advice and directives provided by civil authorities and may be regionally based.
Whilst we cannot provide an end date for the suspension, we can reasonably expect that it will continue through July and are officially cancelling Midwinter. With this in mind, Their Majesties will remain in Their position until Twelfth Night. Additionally, we will continue planning for November Crown and review the situation at the end of September. November Crown will only go ahead if it is safe and accessible for those wishing to contest. This means that the social distancing measures and travel restrictions must be lifted to allow travel between Australian states and International travel between Australia and New Zealand.
Should restrictions still apply in November, we will revise the succession process.
In the meantime, I am working with the Crown, Kingdom Officers, SCA Ltd and SCANZ to ensure official SCA activities can continue online, comply with our insurance and policies, and be delivered in such a way that is simple, effective and accessible. I hope we will be able to start advertising online events in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions, chat with your group Seneschal.
In service to the Crown and dream,
Countess Beatrice Maria Malatesta