The EDO trustees have been monitoring and debating the situation with Covid 19 and the planned EDO event in Olomouc. With the news that the Czech government has banned events with over 100 people and with the closure of schools and many work places it will not be possible to make the necessary arrangements or to promote the concert. There are increasing restrictions on international travel so players from some countries may not be able to make the journey, which could leave the orchestra with gaps. Thus with deep regret the trustees have decided to cancel this event. We are negotiating to run the same event in the next year or two and will share news about that in due course.