MOZART 100® 2020 – KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.
Updated 27 March 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern as it relates to COVID-19. In response, and to prevent the virus from spreading further, governments around the world are taking a wide set of measures, including limitations on gatherings, events, and school activities, as well as travel and entry restrictions.
Just like all of you, we are monitoring the national and international development around COVID-19 on a daily basis. We take the situation very seriously and we keep a close eye on the further course of events. A serious prognosis about the duration and extent of the measures in Austria and other countries in the world is not possible at this time.
The current regulations of the Austrian Federal Government state that public life in Austria will remain severely restricted in principle until 13 April 2020 and that outdoor events will also be prohibited until further notice. mozart 100 on June 20, 2020 is not yet affected by the current measures. For the time being, we will therefore continue with the preparations for the 9th mozart 100 as planned, but will also carefully examine alternative options. If there are any changes in this respect, we will re-evaluate the situation then prevailing, make appropriate decisions and communicate these.
We want to remind you that all transfer, deferral and refund policies remain in effect and can be found here.
We are monitoring the situation with public health officials and authorities, including the Austrian Federal Ministery of Health to follow and implement guidelines dictated by health agencies and governments.
We ask you to stay updated with respect to the impact of the outbreak in your location, follow governmental and agency recommendations to minimize risk, and follow any potential restrictions put in place. Anyone traveling for competition purposes should make themselves familiar with respective national and world health organization updates in those locations as well as travel policies from airlines and hotels. As always, athletes should monitor their personal health appropriately and not race or travel to any event if they are unwell.
Athletes are also reminded to practice hygiene protection measures recommended by the WHO that can be found here.
For up-to-date information on Covid-19 refer to www.who.int and to the website of The Austrian Federal Ministry of Health.