After looking at the current amount of Covid-19 spread in the community, Duke Christopher and I assess we cannot hold large events safely indoors at the time. Therefore, with consultation with Their Majesties, we are canceling events in Æthelmearc through the end of January. This means both the Challenge of Sable Bear and Queens Rapier Championship are canceled at this time. Smaller gatherings and practices can still occur provided folks follow the SCA’s COVIDSafe policies and Æthelmearc’s masking rules (ie, masks inside for everyone, all the time.)
We are hoping we will be in a much better place by the end of the month and we will re-evaluate then.
Until then, please stay safe, drink warm drinks, and be kind to one another.
Illadore de Bedegrayne