This morning the World Health Organisation has made the assessment that COVID-19 coronavirus be characterised as a pandemic.
Therefore, after careful consideration regarding funding of applicants to attend overseas events, the NZFC has now made the decision to suspend its travel grants programme for the time being. We will continue to monitor the situation, and if the pandemic assessment is withdrawn, we will review our decision.
This is an unprecedented moment and it is important that we approach it with a sense of calm and responsibility for everyone in our industry.
In the meantime, please continue to take care of yourselves and each other.