Given the states of alarm and alert decreed by the Governments of Spain and Portugal, respectively, for the control of the disease (COVID-19) caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the organization of the VIII Iberian Congress of Ichthyology has restricted its activity. In order to meet the social distancing orders and to facilitate the family conciliation for the members of the organizing committee and the administrative support staff.
In the event that the academic or political authorities decide to cancel the Congress, the registration fees will be fully refunded, and the bank expenses related to the refunds will be paid by the organization of the Congress. In the same way, if this situation of exceptionality were to end before the Congress is held, but on a date after 19th of May, the organization would be forced to suspend the Congress either way. Since there would not be enough time to take back the commitments with the auxiliary companies which, in addition, would not be able to guarantee the services and supplies.
In the case of voluntary resignations, the cancellation policy remains as previously stated: Cancellations received before 19th May 2020 will be refunded in full, less an administrative fee of 50€. Bank charges related to refunds will be covered by the registered person.
If the Congress is finally cancelled, no alternative date will be proposed, and the Organizing Committee will waive the right to take charge of a new edition.