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British Rabbit Council Governing Body Update

We are very much aware that many fanciers are unsure of the future of shows & indeed our fancy.

The BRC recently met on 6th February in the routine governing body meeting, the discussion regarding the resumption of shows was a significant point. The BRC GB will reconvene in an extraordinary meeting shortly after the Prime Minister and devolved governments have announced on the 22nd February their intended roadmap to easing restrictions. From this extraordinary meeting we will seek to set out the latest position on the resumption of shows and the guidance that is required for societies to begin operating. Our guidance will be very much led by the governments advice. We recognise that for some societies this guidance will have came to late as a lot of agricultural shows have decided not to hold shows in the first half of this year & for a lot of clubs it could mean limited to no shows in 2021, but as far as possible we remain optimistic that we may be able to achieve some events in 2021. We are conscious however of the risks that may still exist to some vulnerable groups despite the vaccine programme and the impact that may have on people’s willingness to attend events. Please be assured the BRC is working round the clock to try and build a recovery plan for the fancy as a result of the COVID19 pandemic and more detail will follow in the near future. We are also working with our 4* and 5* shows due to the unique nature of the requirements of show support for such events to try and build a working guidance that will see them return in some form. ”

The Governing Body

Source: BRC Facebook, 11 February 2021