update

our response to covid-19

Cider & Perry production courses and Covid-19

In light of the continuing threat of COVID-19, we want to reassure you that we are very carefully monitoring the situation and contingency planning on an ongoing basis in order to take any necessary steps to ensure the health & safety of those enrolled on courses, our instructors, and partners. All in-person courses have been canceled for 2020 with the following updates:

  • Cider & Perry Production - Foundation is now offered online. Both 2020 terms sold out and registration is open for the winter 2021 ONLINE Foundation course.
  • GMPs, Safety & Sanitation is an online course and registration is open for the term starting November 16, 2020.
  • Essential Sensory Analysis of Cider & Perry has been rescheduled in coordination with GLINTCAP to May 18-19, 2021.
  • Science, Practice & Quality-Assured Cider & Perry Production has been rescheduled to June 21-25, 2021.
  • Essential Laboratory Testing for Cider & Perry has been postponed for summer / fall 2021 (dates tbd).

For each of the scheduled in-person courses scheduled in 2021, we aim to make a decision as to whether or not to go ahead with it at least 3 weeks before it is due to start. Prior to this, we will communicate with all registered participants as to any contingency plans we are making as to possible course re-scheduling. Please refer to each course's registration page for information regarding refunds. Over the coming months, the Cider Institute's staff, board, and curriculum partners will continue to develop resources, content, and virtual sessions to continue supporting the education and professional development of cider & perry producers.

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