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Brainwaves e-News, Ed 27, 2020

How are you?

I write to you during worrying and challenging times, but I am pleased to reassure you that Purple Month is mostly still on.

With the health and welfare of our community of utmost importance, we are closely monitoring advice from health authorities regarding the impacts of coronavirus, or COVID-19.

I am in regular contact with our staff and Board to ensure we continue to deliver services to our clients while ensuring the safety and welfare of everyone and so at this stage, we have ceased all physical face-to-face training and support services.

Our staff will continue to provide phone support and training via video-conferencing, and our phone will continue to be staffed.

We have developed a new website page with updated information and facts: https://epilepsytasmania.org.au/covid-19-corona-virus-and-epilepsy/

You will be aware that many public events and group activities have been postponed and this will significantly impact our fundraising and awareness efforts for 2020.

Epilepsy Tasmania will not hold events of any size for the foreseeable future but we will host our first live, virtual activity on Facebook at 12 pm on Purple Day next week, March 26. We are still finalising details for this and will send you information on how to join us very soon.

We strongly encourage all our Friends holding their own events to monitor advice from health authorities (https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert).

We understand this is disappointing. A significant amount of hard work and dedication goes into every Purple Month, both from us here at Epilepsy Tasmania and from all of our supporters in the community.

If you missed our My Journey photo-story exhibition last week in Launceston, download and read the e-booklet for just $5 here: https://epilepsytasmania.org.au/product/my-journey-booklet/

If you have not already listened to our podcast audio series, the link is below.

We thank our entire community for their understanding and patience during these difficult times. And remember, if you know of anyone staying home, please check on them.

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Brainwaves Ed 27, 2020