Coronavirus / Events Q&A

What has happened?

In March 2020 we chose to deliver our programme of events virtually. This decision was taken to protect the health of our members and delegates, and because coronavirus restrictions were impacting the quality of the programme. SR is incredibly proud of the range of events, the quality of programmes, and the keen interest in virtual attendance during this time. We are grateful for the support we received from sponsors, exhibitors and delegates during this time.

As we see the return of physical events, we are excited to get back in the room with our industry as we begin to deliver events in-person again.

Pandemic guidelines are changing frequently and we are working closely with the venues and suppliers to comply with the most up-to-date government regulations. We will continue to review these guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our guests is at the heart of our planning and decision-making.

We aren’t saying goodbye to virtual events completely. As we work to make our events more sustainable and accessible for industry, we will continue to deliver some events virtually.

The events section of our website will contain the most up-to-date information on our events programme, and will clearly state where, when and how an event will be delivered.

What about member Forums?

Our member Forums are one of the main ways in which our members feed into Scottish Renewables policy work, which is continuing as usual.

All member Forums, which you can find listed on our website, will proceed virtually as we continue to monitor the latest health advice available.

Announcements on any changes to that plan will be made by email to the relevant Forums. Please check the Forums page on our website for the most up-to-date information on these important member events.

What effect will the coronavirus have on the operation of Scottish Renewables?

Scottish Renewables will continue to operate as normal.

We have robust business continuity plans in place for unforeseen events and all our staff are now (as of 25 March 2020) working from home.

Please use the Meet the Team page on our website to find mobile numbers for Policy, Communications and Events team members, or use email as normal to contact us about the issues which matter to you. 

Our work with Scottish and UK Governments and the media continues during the coronavirus outbreak, and all meetings are continuing virtually. Our Monthly Briefing emails are published on our website and detail our work in this area.

Scottish Renewables members will continue to receive Forum emails containing policy updates and requests for input, as well as our Daily and Monthly Briefing emails.

For further information, contact:

Rachel Dickie
Events Manager