URGENT: Please read this email carefully
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are conscious that new measures are being put in place by countries, organisations, and individuals globally. As such, we would like to update you with news regarding upcoming Bright Red Triangle activity, and how we will be taking action, and supporting our members, students, and staff as much as possible during this uncertain time. Please be sure to read all of this email.
Edinburgh Napier University updates
The University’s COVID-19 steering group is meeting daily and reviewing approaches to teaching, learning, services, and support. This is a fast-changing situation. To stay up-to-date with university measures, please visit Edinburgh Napier's webpage here .
Bright Red Sparks
As many of you know, we were planning to hold our Bright Red Sparks awards ceremony on Thursday, 9 April, at The Balmoral Hotel. After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel the awards ceremony, however competition winners will still be announced online as planned on Thursday, 9 April. We will update you with further information closer to the date on how you can find out about our Bright Red Sparks winners and potential low-key celebrations later this year, if this is possible. 
BRT Incubator Spaces
As it stands, our Merchiston and Craiglockhart incubator spaces will be closed by the end of tomorrow for the foreseeable future. We strongly recommend all of our members with belongings in either of the incubator spaces to collect these items today or get in touch with our team by email here and inform us if there is anything you need urgently. We will of course be in touch as and when we have further updates.
If you or your business have a BRT incubator address as your mailing address, we would encourage you to collect your mail today or get in touch with us by email here and we can arrange for it to be posted. If you are expecting any important/urgent communications to be sent to the incubators, we would encourage you to make arrangements to change your mailing address as soon as possible. This is in case there are any premises closures. 
1:2:1 Business Advice Appointments
As of yesterday, all Business Advice appointments with our Business Advisers will take place online (via Skype) or by phone. Our appointments will still continue during this period, and we encourage you to book appointments online through myFuture. Please visit our website here to book your appointments.
Advice for Freelancers and SMEs
We are aware of the potential impacts that COVID-19 will have on many freelancers and small-to-medium sized businesses not only nationally, but globally. Our Business Advisers are on hand to advise any of our members being impacted. More importantly, we have created a  webpage here with the latest advice for freelancers and SMEs including loans and grants available. This webpage will be updated regularly by our team with live information as and when we become aware of any further support available for you and your business during this uncertain time. Of course, our Business Advisers are also on hand for business advice meetings via Skype or phone to discuss any further business challenges you may be facing. 
Stay Informed
We will be keeping everyone in our community updated as soon as possible with any further developments, and encourage you all to please keep an eye on your emails and follow us on social media. If you aren’t already, you can follow Bright Red Triangle updates on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram .
In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our team via email here .
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