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Key Dogs NZ COVID-19 Policies for Events

Dogs New Zealand Executive Council reviewed the current Championship Show Policy in light of the recent Government changes to the COVID-19 Traffic Light Protocols and the phased opening of the borders:

  • All affiliated and associated conformation clubs will be allowed to hold two Championship Shows from 1 September 2022 onwards.

  • All clubs will revert to the published five-year show calendar from 1 January 2023, and the show year will be the calendar year (January-December). 

  • All affiliated and associated conformation clubs will still be required to hold at least one Open Show per calendar year. Any exemption must be approved by Executive Council.  

  • Benefit shows will be allowed from 1 January 2023 onwards
With the move to COVID-19 Traffic Light Orange, the following Government guidance applies to all Dogs New Zealand shows and training events:
  • The Vaccine Mandate no longer applies for any Dogs NZ shows or events 

  • You can operate without capacity limits, both indoor and outdoor 

  • For indoor events of over 500 people, it is recommended you have a capacity limit based on one metre distancing
  • You do not need to wear a face mask; however, face masks are encouraged for indoor events 

  • Customer-facing workers, such as those operating food & beverage services, must wear a medical-grade face mask (unless the worker is exempt) 

Useful Information you need to know:

For more information on the new COVID-19 Protection Framework and the Traffic Light system (Click here)

  • To access the NZ Pass verifier app for your Club (Click here)

Show Event Guidelines

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