WordPress Meetups Postponed over #COVID-19 #CoronaVirus

Hello Members,

Following the WordPress Community team recommendations for event organizers in light of COVID-19 (https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/03/11/new-recommendations-for-event-organizers-in-light-of-covid-19/) and the President of Uganda’s address on avoiding the pandemic, ( https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/address-corona-virus-covid-19-guidelines-avoiding-pandemic ), we are sadly postponing our earlier scheduled March Meetup on Choosing and Customising WordPress themes.

Apologies to all those who look forward to the meetup each month, but based on the most recent advice for managing this Pandemic, self-isolation, and social distancing are two of the most important things everyone can do at the moment, to help prevent the spread of this virus. And of course, always practise good hygiene and make sure you wash your hands.

Good hygiene includes:

  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
  • Disposing of tissues properly
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • If you are sick, avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people

At this time, we have tentatively postponed the meetup to Saturday 25th April, but as usual, we’ll keep a watchful eye on the news related to COVID-19 and update the Meetup page closer to the date.

All the WordPress outreaches we have been making to schools like the recent one at Trinity College Nabbingo and Katikamu SDA SSS have also been put on hold till further notice.

If you’re looking for a WordPress fix, head over to https://wordpress.tv where you’ll find a heap of fantastic videos on all sorts of topics, including videos from recent WordCamps from all around the world (https://wordpress.tv/category/wordcamptv). Videos from WordCamp Kampala 2019 have also recently been uploaded. Please also subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SL8tp2OvdBPcQEqF41J5A we are going to start uploading video resources for the community.

Dont forget to create your account on our joint community blog at https://www.wcuganda.org/register, through which all of us can publish blog posts related to WordPress and related topics.

Thank you everyone, for your understanding, and please stay safe.


Rogers Mukalele
Lead and Co Organiser,
WordPress Jinja Meetup


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