We would just like to let all our members know that we have had you all in our thoughts and prayers, this crazy time has been a very special yet strange opportunity to reconnect with family and appreciate the times when we didn’t have to practice “Social Distancing”.
Although, this global pandemic is dampening our plans for 2020 and continuing into 2021, we will communicate with you all on the way forward when things become clearer.
The safety of our community is of utmost importance, so we will wait for the call to come out again and continue organising our festive events. Following an update by our President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on the COVID-19 lockdown, it was decided that beyond Thursday, 30th April 2020, South Africa will follow five-phases during this pandemic. We will follow this and communicate with you on our plans going forward.
For ease of reference, the levels of alert are defined as per the below table:
|Level 5||Drastic measures are required to contain the spread of the virus to save lives.|
|Level 4||Some activity can be allowed to resume subject to extreme precautions required to limit community transmission and outbreaks|
|Level 3||Easing of some restrictions, including on work and social activities, to address a high risk of transmission.|
|Level 2||Further easing of restrictions, but the maintenance of physical distancing and restrictions on some leisure and social activities to prevent a resurgence of the virus.|
|Level 1||Most normal activity can resume, with precautions and health guidelines followed at all times.|
🎉FAMILY FUN VIRTUAL QUIZ🎉 with Comedian
🎤Nelson de Gouveia🎤
Although we are sticking to our Covid-19 Message below, we are missing you all – so we have decided to join forces with the Youth in Cape Town (Portuguese Youth Association) and host a Virtual Quiz Night:
Family Fun Virtual Quiz Night with a Portuguese twist
Price: R150 per Household
Date: Friday, 28 August 2020
_Space is limited_
Use Google Forms to RSVP:
All proceeds go to Lar Rainha Santa Isabel Portuguese Old Age Home Johannesburg.
2020 YAPS AGM
2020 is flying and it is already time for the YAPS Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on the 12th of March 2020.
We will assess 2019 and what we achieved, what we could do better going forward and what to expect for 2020.
We will also be electing a new executive. If you are interested in joining the YAPS executive don’t be shy to put your hand up. Nominations and elections will be done at the AGM.
We will also have a guest speaker this year,Portuguese/Spanish Pop Artist born and raised in South Africa, former soccer player turned singer, Miguel Pregueiro.
Anyone is welcome and if you not yet a YAPS member you can sign up on the night.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 19:00 for 19:30
Venue: Consulado-Geral de Portugal – Joanesburgo
15 Ernest Oppenheimer Ave, Bruma, Johannesburg
RSVP: By 6 March 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org or DM on any social media platforms