In light of the current situation in Europe and related travel advisories and restrictions, we have postponed all short-term teams and internships through June, 2020. Additionally, we are recommending postponement of most short-term teams and internships in July. We are also freezing the deployment of any long-term missionaries through the 1st of June. We will continue to monitor the situation for late summer and fall, but we’re asking that our missionaries and staff delay their travel plans until mid-May if possible and wait for further instructions.
As to the full-time missionaries and short-term workers currently serving in Europe, we have recalled most of the short-term workers, with permission given for all to return if they deem it prudent. We have continually communicated to our full-time workers permission to use their own judgement concerning their ministries, work hours, travel and their health.
Out of care and respect for all of our missionaries and partners, we are exercising abundant caution and closely monitoring the situation as it evolves. Please continue to check our website for the latest information as we intend to update this statement regularly.
For all questions concerning GEM UK’s response to the Coronavirus situation email Andy Hodson – ahodson@GEMission.org.uk