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22/12/2020

Statement on Kennel Club events (December 21)

In view of the current Coronavirus restrictions and the rapid rise in infection rate, our recommendation is that all licensed events scheduled between now and 1 February 2021 should consider cancellation, irrespective of the tier they are in. We will continue to review our advice on an ongoing basis, in line with the latest Government guidance and information.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING QUALIFICATION FOR THE SPANIEL CHAMPIONSHIPSClarification on qualification for the Any Variety Spaniel [Excluding Spaniel (Cocker)] Championship and the Cocker Spaniel Championship is as follows:First place awards gained in the 2020 season will not be carried forward to the 2021/22 Championships.First place awards gained in the 2020 season will continue to contribute to the title of Field Trial Champion (FTCh)All first place awards are confined to Open stakes for which a Field Trial Certificate is awarded to the winner.Qualification for the 2021/22 Championships will be as follows:

  • A First place in an Open Cocker Spaniel Stake which has taken place since 2 February 2021.
  • A First place in an Open Field Trial Stake for Any Variety Spaniel [Excluding Spaniel (Cocker)] or English Springer Spaniel which has taken place since 2 February 2021.

A society may only host one qualifying stake for each of the 2021/22 Championships.Societies are reminded that due to the recently introduced Government restrictions in England the Kennel Club recommended the cancellation of licensed events until at least 2 December 2020. Societies with events in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should refer to the conditions stipulated by their Governments. This position will be reviewed again in line with Government guidance at the start of December.

Statement on COVID-19 and Kennel Club events – 17/03/2020

The safety and security of competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events is of paramount importance. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kennel Club has taken the decision with regret to recommend strongly that Clubs and Societies cancel forthcoming events over the next three months, i.e. until the end of June.This is based on advice issued by the Government yesterday, March 16, to restrict non-essential travel and contact, and in consideration of the many vulnerable groups who both attend and participate in Kennel Club events. In addition, the Kennel Club recommends that alternative arrangements are put in place regarding other activities such as meetings, seminars and training classes.Advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing daily and we strongly suggest that Clubs and Societies keep aware of updates as issued by the Department of Health at www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.Further announcements will also be posted on the Kennel Club website at https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2020/march/statement-on-kennel-club-events-and-coronavirus-covid-19 as well as on the Kennel Club’s various social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help on the NHS website Guidance for employers and businesses Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in …GOV.UKCoronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response – GOV.UKCoronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help on the NHS website Guidance for employers and businesses Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in …

Sherborne Castle Country Fair Retriever and Spaniel Team Challenges2020

Dear All

I have a feeling this will come as no great surprise to you, but with it is with sadness the Retriever and Spaniel Team Challenges which are held at the Sherborne Castle Country Fair have been cancelled for 2020.  You will understand that this is an inevitable consequence of the Government’s advice and the situation we currently find ourselves in.

Your support of our event is much valued, and I hope that we might prevail upon you to come back in 2021?  There are already plans afoot to put on an absolutely smashing event.

With best wishes

Jo Bentley

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