N.I.P.A. Update Saturday 23rd May 2020.

The N.I.P.A. zoom committee meeting scheduled for Monday 25th May 2020 has been rescheduled for Tuesday 26th May 2020. Monday is a Bank Holiday and the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be meeting on that day.

The N. I. Assembly has to pass amended legislation to permit us to race pigeons. If this legislation goes through then the relevant departments in the N.I. Assembly and the relevant departments in the Republic of Ireland will contact each other and hopefully agree for racing to commence.

Racing cannot take place until all of this is agreed and signed off.

Please be patient and give all involved the space to carry out this very important work of obtaining permission.

AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.

The N.I.P.A. committee have agreed that all club`s must purchase their own Personal Protection Equipment. (P.P.E.)

 A CONTACT FOR YOU IS MARTIN O`NEILL TELEPHONE NUMBER 078 726 37872

MARTIN CAN SUPPLY FACE MASKS FOR AROUND £4.OO PER PACKET, GLOVES @£5.OO PER PACKET and VISERS AROUND £2.00 EACH

YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT HIM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ALSO A PROTOCOL FOR RACE MARKING WILL HAVE TO BE DRAWN UP AND ADHERED TO.

 I AM ASKING CLUB`S TO EMAIL THEIR SUGGESTIONS AND CLUB`S MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO DISCUSS THEIR RACE MARKING PROCEDURES IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

I WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF ALL OUR MEMBERS TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS AND IS STILL ASSISTING US TO REACH OUR GOAL.

 I WILL PERSONALLY BE WRITING TO THEM ALL.

KEEP SAFE AND WELL

Regards

Fred