“Message from the GSDCV President Regarding Covid Vaccinations”
As we near the Vic Covid Roadmap thresholds, we as a Club need to prepare to re-open in line with State, Local and Dogs Victoria requirements for our activities. When our state reaches the 80% double vaccinate mark, training and events will return for the Club. In order that we as a Club comply with the Government mandate, anyone who attends a GSDCV event, whether it is training, a meeting, show, trial or breed survey or just going to the Branch to catch up with other GSDCV members you haven’t seen in a long while, must either be double Covid-19 vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption. This applies to all of us, no exceptions. Whether it is a member of the Club Executive, the Branch Committee, the Instructors or the regular members we must all follow the same rules. Many of the local councils on whose grounds we train and even Dogs Victoria have also informed us that we will not be able to train or use the Club rooms or facilities unless the members have had their double Covid Vaccination or a medical exemption. We must all prove our double dose Covid-19 vaccination status, or have a valid medical exemption.
How do I show evidence of my vaccination?
We need to sight evidence of your vaccination status (or exemption) in the form of:
- Your Immunisation history statement available from Medicare, your MyGov COVID-19 digital certificate, your My Health Record or via the Service Victoria app (if it is linked to your COVID-19 digital certificate)
- Proof of a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner (for example, a doctor’s certificate)
This may slow things down initially, but it will speed things up over the ensuing weeks.
We understand that some may feel that it is a private matter and we do respect that. If you do not wish to show us your Covid-19 vaccination status, we understand, unfortunately we will not be able to let you attend and you will be asked to leave. Please understand that we must comply with the Government regulations.
If you have any question you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411462358 or your Branch Manager”