The TPS management committee has been monitoring the Covid-19 virus outbreak on a daily basis.
As a consequence, it has been decided that no prints will be collected, given to judges, or handled during competitions until further notice (Geoff Adams will collect the April prints from Barry Whisson after completion and if the competitor is local, these may be collected from the KoolKat Quilting studio).
Print photographers who work from digital images will only be able to enter digital image categories. Print categories will not be judged.
We will make separate arrangements for our two film photographers in the interim, but their entries will be judged as digital images. We will instruct judges accordingly and ask them to be lenient if they notice such images (in terms of digital image quality).
The committee also believes the 4 square metre rule for social distancing in enclosed spaces is impractical, difficult to enforce, and a sizeable proportion of members will not be able to attend indoor meetings until the crisis is over.
This means we will not go ahead with the April competition night at De Molay House.
The Saturday March 28 field day at Toowoomba General Cemetery is under daily review and may be cancelled at any moment, especially if the Queensland government follows southern States in recently announced restrictions on movement and gathering of people even in outdoor locations.