COVID 19 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

ROAD TRANSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

19 March 2020

Last Friday the World Health Organisation escalated COVID-19 to Pandemic status. This week the Australian Federal Government has imposed a new raft of travel restrictions and banned gatherings of more than 500 people. Around the world we are seeing travel restrictions, borders being closed on cities, states and countries, residents being forced to stay at home and an increase in infections and deaths from COVID-19. With this background it is with a sad heart that the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 ReUnion in August this year.

We have invested heavily in the planning for this year’s ReUnion and it is hoped that we can have the benefit of that planning for next year. All registrants will receive a full refund and all applications for inductees will be held over to the 2021 ReUnion. Please contact the General Manager if you have any questions.

We thank our sponsors for the support they have shown us this year and we look forward to their continued involvement and support as we move towards the 2021 ReUnion which we anticipate will be a major ReUnion.

In the meantime, if you are able to, we invite you to visit us in Alice Springs and to encourage others to visit us. We are receiving new vehicles, improving the exhibits and the facilities and visitors are very important to our ongoing financial wellbeing.

We have increased the measures at the site to protect the health of our staff and visitors. During this time when advice and best practice are subject to frequent updates we will continue to monitor our activities on a regular basis.

Rosey Batt

Statutory Manager

Lester Hamilton

General Manager