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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Victoria - 15 August 2021

Due to the extended lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne, events scheduled this weekend cannot proceed.

The American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Victoria wish to advise that their weight pull event held on Sunday 15 August 2021, has been cancelled with the approval from the Dogs Victoria Management Committee. 


German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria - 15 August 2021

Due to the extended lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne, events scheduled this weekend cannot proceed.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria wish to advise that their breed exhibition show held on Sunday 15 August 2021, has been cancelled with the approval from the Dogs Victoria Management Committee. 


The Dogs Victoria State Obedience & Rally Trials - 7 & 8 August 2021

The OTEC Committee wish to advise that due to the current Victorian restrictions, the Rally Dog of the Year Competition that was to be held on 7 & 8 August 2021, will be postponed. 

The OTEC Committee will review the fixtures calendar and advise of a rescheduled date to members within the coming days. 

The entries fees will be retained at this time until a new date is organised. If you are unable to attend on that date, refunds will be issued. 


Western Suburbs COVID Recovery Show and Canine Amenities COVID Recovery Show

Rescheduling of Events
Due to the State Government restrictions the Canine Amenities COVID Recovery Championship Show and the Western Suburbs COVID Recovery Championship Show cannot be held on the 5/6 June 2021.
The COVID Roving Show Committee wish to advise that Dogs Victoria Management Committee have approved the rescheduling of the two events which will now be held on Sunday 10 October - Canine Amenities COVID Recovery Championship Show; Sunday 24 October - Western Suburbs COVID Recovery Championship Show.
Entries for these two shows will not open with the online provider until the judging panel for both shows have been confirmed and a schedule posted. Those judges from our 5/6 June panel, if they are available, will be included.
We thank exhibitors for their patience as the Roving Show Committee work through the rescheduling of these two events.
As the rescheduled dates are outside of the 30 day window, (the rescheduled events are effectively two new shows), entries for the 5/6 June shows will now be closed and all entry monies refunded.
Work has now commenced on the new judging panels and we expect to have these two panels finalised as soon as practicable.
Roving Show Committee


Hot off the Press

Notice to Members – Wednesday 20 April 2022

Today the Victorian government advised of changes to pandemic orders effective from 11.59pm on Friday 22 April 2022 as per the following link: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/high-vax-rate-means-most-restrictions-can-safely-ease

I am pleased to report that the last restrictions applicable to Dogs Victoria events and venues will cease to be required from 11.59pm on Friday 22 April 2022 as part of the Minister for Health’s changes to pandemic orders meaning;

  • you no longer have to check in to venues using the Service Victoria app or QR codes
  • you no longer have to show an approved vaccination status before entering any venue
  • Gate check in marshals are no longer required

 

Additionally, for your everyday living;

  • Masks will no longer be required in primary schools, early childhood, hospitality and retail settings, or at events of any size. Masks are strongly recommended when you can’t physically distance.
  • Close contacts
    • o no longer have to quarantine provided they wear a mask indoors and avoid sensitive
    • o will need to have at least five negative rapid tests over seven days since close contact occurred
  • People are exempt from testing or quarantining for 12 weeks if they’ve had Covid.
  • Individuals will still be required to notify their workplace contacts in addition to informing their social contacts. Workplaces won’t have to individually identify and notify each potentially exposed worker

 

The Victorian state government will retain a number of critical and common-sense settings including;

  • the essential requirement to isolate for seven days following a Covid diagnosis
  • Existing two dose and three dose vaccination mandates for workers
  • Visitor restrictions in care facilities to protect the vulnerable
  • Face coverings will still be required on public transport and at airports and in sensitive health, aged care and justice settings.
  • All workplaces will still require a COVIDSafe Plan.

 

As Covid has not gone away, please continue to do a self check before coming to Dogs Victoria events and venues. If you are experiencing covid like symptoms, please consider self testing or self isolating for the safety of our members and event or venue attendees.

 

I would like to thank all members and affiliates for helping Dogs Victoria maintain compliance to the state government pandemic mandates as this ensured our ability to return to and maintain doing the things we love to do with our dogs.

Jason Eggleton | Chief Executive

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