Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 26th March

Our 2020 Annual Congress with BARD is now postponed to 2021.

Read the Postponement Announcement.

16th March

Please see our open letter to our members and colleagues:

We also have COVID-19 related resources for Paediatric Surgeons:

13th March 2020

The UK Government announced yesterday that the country would be entering into the “Delay” phase of the COVID-19 management pathway. In the following weeks, NHS Hospitals may be providing more guidance on staff activity and any restrictions on attending meetings; we are aware that currently guidance is not consistent across all hospitals.

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely.  Our priority is the health and welfare of our delegates who may be attending the BAPS Annual International Congress and BARD Conference and we are currently exploring all options as to how to deliver a quality conference under the current restrictions.

For UK Government COVID-19 guidance for healthcare professionals please see:

For Belgian Government guidance, please see:

For those outside the UK please refer to the WHO website:


6th March 2020

At present we are monitoring the situation and will regularly update everyone involved with our Annual Congress and our website as soon as we have information relevant to our meeting. Please keep checking back for updates.

For those within the UK please follow the NHS guidelines which can be found here:

For those outside the UK please refer to the WHO website:

Specific information for Belgium can be found here:


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