With only two months to go, we are making excellent progress with preparations for ICCE 2022 in Cape Town. We are so excited that this conference is finally taking place after two years of waiting! We have processed the first round of abstract submissions and can confirm that the programme will contain many exciting and varied presentations. Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is waiting to welcome you with its many attractions.
We have, however, had inquiries about the state of COVID in South Africa. For authoritative information, you can consult the local statistics page (https://sacoronavirus.co.za/). By and large, we are living normal lives, similar to Europe and the USA. Just under 50% of the adult population is fully vaccinated and there is a high level of immunity in the population due to a combination of previous infection and vaccination. The state of disaster declared by the government in March 2020 was ended in April 2022. Certain regulations remain such as the wearing of masks indoors and limitation of capacity in large indoor venues. Teaching and learning in schools have returned to normal. We would thus confidently say that if you take a few common-sense precautions, you will be able to enjoy all the wonders of the city of Cape Town. We also encourage you to plan a longer stay to enjoy some of the other exciting experiences the rest of South Africa has to offer. If you have not yet submitted an abstract for the conference, please do so soon. The deadline for the final round of submissions is 18 May (extended). We look forward to meeting you in Cape Town!
The Local Organising Committee, ICCE 2022