UPDATED 25th October 2021
Due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we are currently unable to open the Expo to the public. The Expo building in Portsmouth cannot currently be laid out in a way that meets social distancing restrictions and caring responsibilities of our staff members. As a result, we have also had to regrettably close our online shop.
WE WILL HOWEVER HONOUR ALL EXISTING ORDERS so there is no need to cancel if you have already placed an order.
It is still possible to donate, renew your membership or start a new membership through our website – just follow the ‘DONATE’ or ‘MEMBERSHIP’ links in the menu bar.
We will continue to review government guidance as to the relaxation or lifting of the restrictions, and will re-open the Expo and shop as soon as possible. However this is unlikely to be in the immediate future because, given the age and internal layout of the building, it will be difficult to achieve Covid-safe operation for any visitors. Our shop stock is located in the Expo building.
However we have some exciting news about the Genesis Expo to share with you – we have started construction work on an extension to the Expo which will allow us to use new space for exhibitions and conferences, as well as increasing the bookshop space. The main phase of work starts in December 2021 and we expect to be able to reopen the expo next summer (2022) with lots of new features! We’ll keep you up to date on this blog, so keep coming back to this page to see how we are getting on!
Thank you for your ongoing support of the CSM.