Kennel Club has published guidance on the reopening of events and shows after the latest lockdown measures.
As part of the guidance, all clubs and societies must follow government and local restrictions guidance.
The trade association separated the guidance into three steps for planning events, with the first step calling for a review of all supplier contracts, and the addition of dates and payments to the financial risk assessment.
The second step involves a review of the venue contract and contact venue to identify when key payments are due, what the venue’s additional requirements for Covid security are, show the Covid risk assessment, identify any additional costs as a result, and confirm requirements for venue capacity.
Kathryn Mansfield, Kennel Club’s secretary, said: “The Kennel Club appreciates that many societies have been placed in very difficult circumstances over the past year or so and most have taken the decision to cancel events, sometimes more than once, due to the prevailing Government restrictions and the course the pandemic has taken.
“Now that all Governments are working cautiously to the opening up of society, The Kennel Club fully understands that some societies will naturally want to start planning for future licensed events while maintaining the health and safety of all attendees as a main priority.”
She added: “Societies are encouraged to make use of the financial risk assessment and guidance available on The Kennel Club website to help them make an informed decision about whether to proceed with plans for an event, and should also look to publish their Covid security measures as soon as possible, for the benefit of exhibitors, competitors and all other participants who will then also be able to make a more informed decision about their participation.”