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Co-ops around the world get ready for coronavirus disruption

Travel concerns saw the World Council of Credit Unions (Woccu) cancel its Young Professional Exchange and Global Youth Summit, scheduled for the UK on 9-15 March. The Association of British Credit Unions (Abcul), which helped to organise the event, is proceeding with a modified programme for credit union professionals who have elected to still participate.

Meanwhile in Canada, outdoor equipment supplier Mountain Equipment Co-op has put a key a feature on hold at its new flagship store in Vancouver’s Olympic Village.

The state of the art, 33,000 sq ft, two-level store includes a climbing wall but this has been closed to the public.

“We’re just being extra safe here,” said spokesperson Andrew Sutherland said. “It’s a precautionary step. We’re thinking about the health of members and our staff.”

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