Coronavirus and “Rule of Six”
With the ongoing coronavirus crisis the Club’s over-riding consideration has been the health and safety of our members, your dogs and our instructors and we introduced a number of precautions when the Club reopened. With the recently introduced legislation of groups being restricted to a maximum of six people coupled with the partial lock down introduced for Solihull and Birmingham we have had to introduce additional precautions to ensure that we comply with the government’s legislation.
Therefore, with effect from Sunday, 20th September, until further notice:
- Only the dog’s handler and their dog can attend the training (to minimise the number of people on the training field at any one time). If an additional family member has to come along (as car driver) they will need to stay in your car.
- You should aim to arrive at the Club no more than 10 minutes before the start of your class.
- You should leave the Club promptly when your class has finished.
- You should bring your own anti-viral sanitiser with you.
- You need to bring all the necessary training and personal hygiene equipment with you including: hand sanitiser, lead (static, NOT retractable), dog water, water bowl, dog treats, drinks and poop bags and, if requested by your instructor, toys, brushes and retrieve articles.
- Within your group of six you should exercise social distancing and remain aware of your distance between other members of the group.
- The wearing of a face mask is optional (but bear in mind the above on social distancing).
- If you are unwell or showing any symptoms you must not come to the club.
- The clubhouse will be closed other than for an emergency and the use of the toilets.
We must point out that members attend the Club at their own risk and have a personal responsibility to follow strict social distancing measures. By ensuring we adhere to government requirements we will be doing our part to getting life back to normal.
Limited Classes Available
- There will only be Puppy, 8 Week Course, Basic and Class 1 taking place until further notice. We will post on our website in due course when the other classes will recommence.
- There will be NO Agility until further notice due to the handling of the equipment.
Great Advice For Puppies During Lockdown
Socialisation is a crucial part of a puppy’s development. Through various activities, we can teach them how to relate appropriately to people, different situations and other animals, but during lockdown we are unable to socialise puppies in all the ways we ordinarily would.
Click on the link below for some great advice from the Blue Cross and make the best of this challenging situation and prepare your puppy for life beyond lockdown.