Pennsic War 49 – COVID-19 Update

G’Day Everyone,


From the Mayor, Pennsic 49.


First of all, I want to reassure you all that the Pennsic 49 Senior Executive Group, the Pennsic
Seneschal’s Group, Pennsic 49 Staff and the Management Group of Coopers Lake Camp
Ground will continue to consider all precautions to protect Pennsic 49 attendees as much as
possible from the current health Issue sweeping our countries, the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic
outbreak.


We are still about 4.3 months away from Pennsic and therefore have plenty of time to
access and re-assess the risk to attendees and organisers alike as we get closer to Pennsic 49
start date.


Pennsic War is a unique event for attendees who come face-to-face with one another every
day. The Pennsic 49 executive is focused on delivering a safe, healthy event site by planning
to adopt various precautions that are sustainable and safe for Pennsic 49 attendee’s long-
term welfare in mind.  


I have already been in discussions with the James Brezel of the Coopers Lake Management
group and we are progressing plans should a worst case situation develop.


The Pennsic 49, Executive Management Group will remain alert to any increased risk and
ensure that we take all precautions for the safety, health and wellbeing of all those who
attend Pennsic. You will be advised of any future developments as they come to hand.
However, it must be noted that at this stage there is no plan to cancel Pennsic 49.


That being said, some decisions maybe be out of our hands. We have no control over the
SCA, State or Federal Government bodies that may enforce closure of these types of events
in the interest of public safety. However, we will plan and act accordingly as per that
direction or advice from these bodies.


At this time the SCA is approaching the issue of COVID-19 on a monthly basis and that is the
plan for Pennsic 49. We are “NOT” pressing the panic button and Pennsic 49 is “NOT” being
cancelled.


We are now at Stage 1 only.


Stage 1. Proceed with Planning for Pennsic49 as per usual.
Stage 2. In the event that Aethelmarc War Practice is cancelled, Pennsic 49 Executive Staff
still plan to meet and continue the planning for Pennsic 49, however this will be with
reduced numbers with essential staff members only, attending the meeting or appearing by
Vidcom link to the meeting.


I promise I will keep everyone advised with the facts as they come to hand. If you don’t hear
it from me, it has not been said.

Kind regards
Greg Turkich
(Sir Gregory of Loch Swan)
Mayor
Pennsic 49