CLUB EVENTS AND COVID
Club events will continue to be managed in line with official guidance and rules.
As the COVID situation changes, so do the guidelines. The ‘rules’ and how we decide to apply them, can change quite quickly. It is best to keep checking the individual event information as the event gets closer, for any updates or specific COVID related requests. But here is a summary of our current approach.
The situation at the moment (21/04/22) is that restrictions have been eased. The whole of NZ is in ORANGE on the traffic light setting but there are still significant numbers of cases in the community in many areas of NZ. More info on the orange setting here (covers ‘Club Functions’): https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/gatherings-and-visits-at-orange/
So what does this mean for our Club Events?
SMALLER CLUB EVENTS – e.g. our meetups outside the Poultry Sheds at the Levin Showgrounds (a public space), sales, small gathering talks and basic meetings. Vaccine passes are no longer required but we still encourage those attending to take precautions, and consider others. Please don't attend if you have any symptoms which might be Covid.
Masks are still encouraged, especially indoors and we may still limit numbers of people in a certain area at a time depending on the situation.
Helping us plan, by letting us know if you are coming down to an event, is very useful. If you want to buy something specific in a Sale but prefer to limit contact, we should, in many cases, be able to arrange contactless pickup of birds ‘take-away’ style.
LARGER CLUB EVENTS e.g. our main Show. Now we are at Orange, we are full steam ahead for the National Show. The requirement for vaccine passes has been dropped, and visitor number limits have been lifted, but again we ask people to still take sensible precautions and in particular, please don't attend if unwell. Check the event details beforehand for any further Covid instructions.
Our aim is to still keep things moving in a positive direction - we still want to have fun, keep enjoying our poultry/pigeons and connecting with members - but within the COVID risk management framework.
Good planning, communication and consideration for our more at risk members should help us achieve this.