Statement from The Budgerigar Society
The BS General Council have decided that in support of the UK Government directives on Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Budgerigar Society will be withdrawing its Patronage for the entire 2020 Show season or until the Government lifts its ban on attendance at sporting fixtures and the need for social distancing is removed.
The following Open Shows in our area have been concelled.
Yorkshire Budgerigar Society
Castleford Budgerigar Society
York Budgerigar Society
EMERGENCY SUPPLY OF BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY RINGS
The Budgerigar Society has negotiated with ring makers in Belgium (Coditech) and Germany (Oestringer) to supply BS rings while the current ring maker is closed due to the Coronavirus situation.
will cost the same as at present but the postal charges will increase by £4.30
for Belgium orders and by £7.30 for German orders.
will be the same colour as the existing BS rings but will not have the flat where the year is shown. In
place of this the year on the ring will have a circle around it to identify
that this is a BS ring.
These rings will be acceptable on birds shown at BS Patronage shows in the years ahead.
Last night (Thurdsay) at 8.00pm, people around the UK took part in a "Clap for Carers" tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Royal Family and the Prime Minister also took part joining well-wishers who flocked to their balconies and windows to applaud.
The Budgerigar Society office is closed until further
The ring maker (Avian id) has advised the BS that they have closed and no ring orders can be accepted until they reopen.
Some ring orders being processed will not be completed.
Bulk seed orders from Countrywide are continuing for the time being.
From this evening people must stay at home except for shopping for
basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to
and from essential work.
Shops selling non-essential goods are
being told to shut and gatherings in public of more than two people who
do not live together are to be prohibited.
The UK death toll has reached 335.
BS Patronage Shows
The Budgerigar Society understands that due
to the Coronavirus situation some Clubs and Societies will be
cancelling their shows.
Those shows which are cancelled will be listed on the BS website.
The Budgerigar Society are stating that the Rule Change vote will proceed and members are being encouraged to post their voting paper that came with the latest edition of ‘The Budgerigar’ as soon as possible.
The vote will not be declared until the re-arranged AGM takes place.
The BS will not be amending its patronage as it will be up to the individual
societies if they wish to proceed with their show.