MAASTRICHT DOGSHOW 2021 COVID-19 PROTOCOL
'Enjoy the Dog Show, provide space by keeping your distance and stay in your seat as much as possible'
International Dog Show Maastricht 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021 (one-day event)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 (one-day event)
- The organisation follows the COVID policy of the central government, last established on August 13, 2021
- The policy is in effect until September 20, Measures may then be modified.
- Since the date of September 20 is very close to the start of the shows, we have decided to use the current COVID measures as a
GENERAL HEALTH REGULATIONS
- Stay at home if you have had one of the following (also mild!) symptoms in the past 24 hours: rhinitis, coughing, tightness of the chest or fever;
- Stay at home if someone in your household has a fever (from 38°C) and/or symptoms of tightness of the chest; If no one in the household has any symptoms for 24 hours, you can go out again;
- Go home immediately if symptoms arise during your visit to the show, such as: rhinitis, coughing, tightness of the chest or fever;
- Keep 1.5 metres away from any other person from outside your household (except for children up to and including 12 years of age among themselves);
- Cough and sneeze in your elbow and use paper tissues;
- Avoid touching your face;
- Do not shake hands;
- Avoid crowds and do not stand still in aisles that are used by others;
- Disinfect your hands on arrival and when entering the ring;
HOUSE RULES FOR THE SHOW TO RUN SMOOTHLY
- The show starts at 09.30 am. Exhibitors will be informed in advance regarding the time schedule of the breeds they have entered at the show.
- Owners of the dogs that do not achieve a result required to appear in the honorary ring are encouraged to leave the show.
- Follow the one-way route for the entrance and exit of dogs
- Exhibitors will receive a time schedule for judging their dog/dogs one week in advance. They may enter the hall from 90 minutes before the judging of the first dog they have entered.
- The preparations for the show in the hall itself will be kept to a minimum.
- Prior to entering the hall, exhibitors and visitors will show their coronavirus entry pass that is required to attend an indoor seated event. It involves one of the following forms of proof:
- European Covid passport mandatory (Vaccinated 2 doses Moderna, Astra-Zeneca or Pfizer/Biontech, – Johnson-Johnson 1 dose only - less than 12 months;
- A negative test result :“PCR certificate <72H”, “Antigenic <24h” test + a corresponding ID);
- Recovery certificate. Proof that you recovered from corona less than six months
Proof can be shown via the special CoronaCheck app or on paper. Along with this proof, you present proof of identity.
- People receive a wristband on arrival. This shows that they entered with a valid coronavirus entry pass. That wristband is valid for the entire day and should be worn visibly on the wrist.
- People are not required to wear a face mask but may do so. Should there be a national rule or advice to wear masks, we will make them compulsory.
Code of Conduct for Exhibitors
- People are required to disinfect their hands on arrival at the hall and when entering the ring. The organisation will provide pumps at the entrances.
- Stewards will ensure that exhibitors are evenly distributed to the right and left as they enter the hall. Follow the advice and requests of the stewards.
- You are required to bring a chair with you when you enter the hall.
- Exhibitors will be placed with their dogs in special sections. Benches will be placed between people so that sufficient space can be maintained. Exhibitors sit in the place assigned to them by the stewards. Exhibitors therefore have a fixed seat.
- People are asked to only leave their seats when dogs need to be inspected, if they want to go shopping or use the catering or toilets.
- There are seats by the side of the rings. People there observe 1.5 metres distance unless they come from one household. People are required to sit by the side of the ring. o Banners and signs with 'positive incentives' will be placed at various locations in the hall.
- Exhibitors shall ensure that their booth is adapted in accordance with the corona measures in place at the time. The show's organisers will assses this on Friday night. If necessary, adaptions will be recommended.
Conduct in the ring
- Disinfectant will be present at the entrance to the ring. Each exhibitor is required to disinfect their hands on arrival.
- The distance rule is used when setting up in the ring. o No shaking hands.
- The judge only has contact with the dog being inspected, but not with any person in the ring.
- The judge will inspect the dogs in the normal manner. He qualifies the dogs and places them. Also in the normal way. Championship and other awards will also be issued in the normal manner.
- Each dog receives an inspection report that is brief and to the point.
- Physical contact is avoided.
- No hands will be shaken or photos taken during placements, this is to prevent people from not adhering to the distance criterion.
- People can sit by the side of the ring, observing the distance criterion.
The honorary ring
- Given the corona measures, this year's honorary ring will be different than usual. This means we have not invited all groups that are normally present in our honorary ring. We have decided not to invite couples and groups and not to do extra judging for the groups of dogs that can compete for 'best of breed'. So that means that this year there will be no final judging for the veterans, youth dogs and working dogs.
- Invited to the honorary ring are:
- Best minor puppies (if possible after September 20)
- Best puppies (if possible after September 20)
- Best of each breed
- Best of the Dutch breeds
- Best of each Breed Group
- Ring staff will ensure that all exhibitors are at least 2 metres away from each other.
- Exhibitors are required to follow on-site instructions directly.
- There will be no preliminary judging before the honorary ring. The judge looks at each dog in the honorary ring and chooses up to six for individual inspection. From those six, three will be placed each time.
- Photography is only permitted by persons designated by the organisation to do so.
Enforcement and COVID Officer
- If exhibitors or visitors do not comply with the measures in this protocol, willfully and after a warning, they will be removed.
- If that happens, all awards won by their dogs will be withdrawn by the Dutch Kennel Club and FCI.
- The board will appoint a COVID officer prior to the show. This person shall oversee the implementation of and compliance with this protocol. The COVID officer also has the authority to remove people who do not comply with these rules after repeated conciliation.
- What to do if Corona measurements increase ?
Will the protocol be adjusted? Yes, we are following government guidelines closely. If necessary, we will adjust the protocol and add the latest version as an attachment to the registration confirmation you will receive the week before the show.
- Will the wearing of the mouth mask be compulsory during the exhibition?
We are following government guidelines. Therefore, wearing a mouth mask is currently mandatory. If this changes, you will be notified.
- Will my data be shared with the government if Corona infections occur?
If there is a need to share contact details as part of the government source and contact investigation, we will share the necessary data.
CANCELLATION & REFUND
- What if, for some reason, the exhibition cannot take place. I will then recover my registration fee?
Yes, when canceling the exhibition, the registration fee minus € 10 administration fee will be automatically refunded to your account. For the administration fee of 10 €, you will receive a 10 € discount voucher for the 2022 show.
- What if there are travel restrictions (regional or international) that prevent me from going to the exhibition. Will I then get my registration fee back ?
No, the situation of individual exhibitors will not be taken into account.
- I had hoped that another judge would judge my dog. Can i remove my dog?
No, you cannot cancel your registration.
- I have changed my mind and would rather not participate. Can I remove my dogs?
No, you cannot cancel your registration.
- I made a mistake and would still like my dog to participate but in a different class. Can I still modify my registration ?
Yes, you can change your dog's class through your OnlineDogShows account. Onlinedogshows charges an administrative fee for this service.
- I registered 2 dogs. I received 2 different hours to enter. Can I enter with my 2 dogs at the first mentioned hour ?
Yes, you can enter with the 2 dogs.