It is with deep regret that Down Syndrome International announces today the postponement of the following event: 

What: Exmouth Does World Down Syndrome Day event #ExmouthDoesWDSD

When: Saturday 21st March 2020

Where: Ocean Suite at Ocean, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth, United Kingdom

Reasons for cancellation

Down Syndrome International has made the decision to postpone our event following extensive discussions and after carrying out a risk assessment.

Factors which have influenced our decision include:

  • The remote, but potentially high impact risk of our guests contracting COVID-19 as a result of attending the event, keeping in mind that some guests might be more vulnerable to the virus on age or health grounds;
  • The possibility that the UK Government or local authorities might make decisions at a later time this week which would effectively force the postponement of our event, following further resource commitment from DSi in the intervening period;
  • The possibility that our guests might make their own personal decisions not to attend the event, thereby reducing the ability of our event to achieve its aims.

We recognise that this decision will be very disappointing for our guests, as indeed it is for DSi. However, we hope that everyone involved will understand that these are exceptional circumstances beyond our control.


DSi would very much like to reschedule the event to a later time in 2020, as soon as it is safe to go ahead. While the event would not be taking place on World Down Syndrome Day, we very much hope our guests would agree we can all take part in the spirit of WDSD! We will keep all of our guests updated as and when we can consider holding the event.

Watch this space for further developments!

Booking for this event has now closed.