Further restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 make it impossible to run Australian Simulated Field Competitions, novelty events and practice.
All events for this weekend have been cancelled and we expect it could be some time before branches can resume, even on a smaller scale, given the restrictions imposed nationally and additional measures taken by individual state governments.
Equally, the strict rules on gatherings of any kind and unnecessary travel means no working bees or face to face branch meetings.
While no specific measures or advice has been announced regarding hunting, these activities are still impacted by the clear and unequivocal advice to restrict movement and social contact which is;
Australians should stay at home, unless shopping for essentials, travelling to and from work - where you cannot work from home, going to school and exercising. Keep visitors to your home at a minimum. In outdoor spaces do not congregate in groups.
The Field & Game Australia Board encourages all branches and members to stay safe and well. While we deal with this unprecedented health crisis, the most important thing is protecting yourself and your family.
If it is safe and practical to do so; branches and individual members are encouraged to reach out to vulnerable members to ensure they get any assistance they need.
Membership renewals are important because there will be a lot of work to do when this crisis is over. We understand that some members will be suffering financial hardship. We are here to help and support you so please contact email@example.com about your situation.
On behalf of the Board and the National Office Team I wish you and your families all the best.
Peter Hawker, Chair, Field & Game Australia