Ok so here's a new one to me. At our recent RC i was advised by a sister who was an attendant that they have been advised not to be able to give brothers directions as this should be dealt with by the brothers. Apparently at the pre-convention attendants meeting, the sisters were asked to stay behind. This was when they were given the news that the brothers should deal with brothers.
A brother attendant also backed up the story as he was attending with a sister at the RC and didn't know of this new arrangement and had the embarrassing situation of a brother asking a sister for directions. The sister just looked at the brother and said 'I'm afraid i can't help you, you'll have to ask the brother who i'm attending with'.
I have to say this is the strangest thing i have heard, what is the point of having sisters attending if they cannot speak to brothers...crazy.