Dear members, dear club board members,
we are asked again and again what the FEN thinks about session 2020/2021.
At the moment we cannot yet take a clear position on this issue, as we cannot look into the crystal ball either.
It is also not the FEN that decides on the type of events, but the competent state authorities and, in the last instance, the courts.
That there is a great deal of uncertainty on this subject can also be seen from the information provided by the various umbrella associations, for example the RKK is cancelling the session, the BDK considers an implementation under strict rules to be realistic and other associations are still wavering.
As of today, major events are still prohibited in the individual federal states and events in rooms are limited to a small number of people.
We believe that these rules will continue to apply or will be adapted differently from state to state.
Since the current relaxations have come into effect, there has of course been an increase in the number of people attending events such as church services and also larger family celebrations.
This fact is quite understandable, because especially our customs live from people who want to spend some hours together in a happy circle and closeness is essential.
The preparations for the new session usually start in the next few days, but at the latest after the summer holidays.
However, with the current restrictions these are difficult to carry out.
From today's point of view we see a session 2020/2021 only conditionally and at least not at this level feasible as in the past.
As hard as this may sound, but our health is our most important asset and we should not endanger it.
For a final decision, however, we will have to wait and see how things develop.
Please take care of yourself and stay healthy
The Federal Executive Committee
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