Following the information released by the Prime Minister and Premier last Friday regarding the gradual relaxation of the Covid 19 restrictions, Council has given consideration to the possible extension of the suspension of sanctioned events.
Given that it seems that gatherings outdoors of over 20 persons will not be permitted before mid-July at the very earliest, Council has decided to extend the cancellation of conformation shows only, until 31st July.
It is recognized that some activities may be able to be commenced before conformation shows and to this end Council has appointed a Working Party to work through all the requirements be they Government Health, Work Place Safety, ANKC or DogsTas rules and regulations and produce a set of guidelines with which affiliates which are conducting sanctioned events must comply. The situation will be reviewed at the June Meeting.
At the same time clubs which have sanctioned events scheduled until 31st December 2020 may if they wish, elect to cancel their shows without penalty.
No sanctioned events of any nature are to be conducted without the prior approval of DogsTas being obtained. Naturally any proposal as part of the approval process will have to be okayed by our insurer.
In the circumstances, the June/July edition of the Gazette will not be printed. If clubs decide to proceed with their fixtures that are scheduled for August, September and October a Gazette will be complied in July 2020.
Our priority is the safety of our members and the community more broadly. While fixtures will look a bit different in the foreseeable future, we are confident our members will rise to the challenges and make the necessary adjustments.
15 May 2020