"Dear Mr. Brookes, Lord of the New Weddington Isles
"I trust that this message finds you and your families in good health and spirits, despite these challenging times.
"As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda recently issued official confirmation that the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 – 27 June 2020 is being postponed to a date to be announced in due course. This means that the Commonwealth People's Forum (CPF), in which you registered to participate in, has also been postponed.
"We are optimistic that the new date for CHOGM and the CPF will be agreed shortly. Updates will be posted on our website https://commonwealthfoundation.com/peoples-forum/ and the team will be in touch with you personally once we have the dates to hand.
"The situation we find ourselves in has highlighted the critical importance of the issues that the CPF seeks to address, not least the need for civil society to be directly involved in shaping the policies and institutions that directly affect people's lives. It is our hope that, working closely with our civil society partners, we will be able to further refine CPF to ensure its relevance in a post-pandemic world.
"I look forward to updating you in the future and, until then, be well.
"With warmest regards
"Dr Anne Gallagher