18th MAY 2020
Group Training Update Further to the RPRA statement issued on 11th May 2020 the following guidance has been developed to aid group training of more than two people/individuals. It is important to note that it is Guidance and any individual involved in group training should satisfy themselves that they are happy to proceed on that basis. The Guidance relates solely to England. Training in Wales Scotland and N Ireland remains is not allowed. The following has been based on social distancing rules issued under stage 1 of the Governments strategy including. 1. A two metre distance should be kept between individuals from different household. 2. Individuals are only permitted to meet up with one other individual from a different household per day. Those carrying out group training (the Convoyer) should remain in the vehicle at each collection point while the fancier loads his/her pigeons. Once the fancier has left the pick up point the Convoyer should disinfect any part of the equipment that the fancier has come into contact with, such as door to trailers, before moving to the next collection point. At no point should more than two individuals from different households be at the same pick up point at the same time. In addition Convoyers should ensure that they have an RPRA Convoyers license and are meeting the requirements of the General license for bird gatherings. Further information for the General License can be found at https://www.rpra.org/download-forms/ Please click on the Avian Influenza code of conduct document that contains details of the General License. Ian Evans Ian Evans RPRA CEO
VACCINATION CODE OF PRACTICE
As a result of current social distancing rules the requirement for the vaccinations of pigeons to
be witnessed by two assocociation members has been relaxed. Wherever possible vaccination
should be witnessed by family members or members of the same household. This will remain in
place until the Government lifts the restriction on social distancing. Ian Evans RPRA CEO
IF YOU WOULD LIKE PHOTOS AND A WRITE UP OF YOUR CLUB'S RACE RESULTS, OR JUST
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOUR CLUB INCLUDED IN
RACING PIGEONS THE HARDY WAY
PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS WILLIAMS, HIS CONTACT
DETAILS ARE ON THE FED OFFICIALS PAGE.
For 2020 season we will try to update as early as possible on race day, however, circumstances can change quickly at a liberation site, and information on here may reflect that ! Your secretary will receive a telephone message as quickly as possible after liberation.
BREEDER BUYER SALES
15th MARCH and 5th APRIL 2020 THIS SECOND SALE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
BOTH SALES TAKE PLACE AT HAMWORTHY LIBERAL CLUB
PENNING 11.30 - 12.30pm AUCTION 12.45Ppm PROMPT
BIRDS MUST BE IN THE PENS
The breeder buyer race will be from Wadebrige on 15th August 2020
only Dorset Fanciers can race a bird in this race but all fanciers from outside
the federation are very welcome to enter a bird in the sale.
Dorset Fanciers, for every bird you enter in the auction you can have a buy back for £20
Young bird Gold Ring race will be from Truro on 12th September 2020
**********ON LINE AUCTION**********
IT IS NOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO KEEP THIS AUCTION GOING.
PLEASE DONATE A YOUNG BIRD AT ANY TIME TO BE SOLD ON THE
ELIMAR AUCTION SITE FOR CLUB FUNDS. YOU CAN CONTACT SHAUN OR DARREN
AT ANY TIME OF THE SEASON, PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE A STOCK BIRD?
SHAUN STOCKLEY 07974 910127 or DARREN WRIGHT 07827 738427