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Pigeon Racing in Northern Ireland

In preparation for the 2021 season, guidance has been developed for clubs and organisations in Northern Ireland, and you may download this below.  You will then be able to access the following guidance: 1. Race Marking; 2. Clock Striking. Please note that if you are a convoying organisation the following documents are also relevant: 3. […]

Training and Racing in Scotland

In preparation for the 2021 season, guidance has been developed for clubs and organisations in Scotland, and you may download this below.  You will then be able to access the following guidance: 1. Race Marking; 2. Clock Striking. Please note that if you are a convoying organisation the following documents are also relevant: 3. Guidance […]

Training and Racing in Wales – UPDATED

Single loft training will be permitted in Wales from 27th March 2021. This follows the Welsh Government’s confirmation that the ‘Stay Local’ rule will be lifted to allow unrestricted travel within Wales from 27th March. However, please note that England still has restricted travel and therefore you cannot travel into England from Wales for the […]

RPRA RULES & COVID 19

RPRA RULES & COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS  As a result of the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions and the timescales associated with racing, the following rules have been relaxed: Rules 221 & 225 – Three way testing. For 2021, only one signature will be required.  Rules 235a – For 2021, electronic rings must be allocated to the […]

Training and Racing Update

We are sure that everyone is following the updates in relation to Covid 19 and Avian Influenza restrictions, to try and get an indication as to when pigeon racing may commence. The devolved Governments provided an update last week, and now that the Prime Minister has provided his initial road map out of lockdown we […]

Guidance for Organisations regarding Meetings

**UPDATED** Now that the racing season is coming to an end, attention is being turned to meetings. The RPRA has produced a document which considers the respective Governments’ rules and regulations with regard to gatherings under Covid-19 restrictions, along with RPRA and domestic rules, which you may download below. It has been updated to include […]

Racing in Scotland – Updated

Pigeon Racing in Scotland This statement relates to RPRA members in Scotland: We have produced a document giving guidance on race marking. Although this document is guidance, members, clubs and organisations should appreciate that it is based on the Scottish Government’s requirements and anyone found not adhering to the content will be jeopardising pigeon racing […]

Training in Wales – UPDATED

Following yesterday’s Welsh Government announcement, the RPRA and WHU has written to the First Minister (again) requesting clarification as to how training pigeons can be carried out within the current guidance. Training as part of an essential journey In the meantime my interpretation is: Carrying out training when combined with an essential journey, such as […]

Group Training

Further to the RPRA statement issued on 11th May 2020, the following guidance has been developed to aid group training of more than two people/individuals. It is important to note that it is Guidance and any individual involved in group training should satisfy themselves that they are happy to proceed on that basis. The Guidance […]

Covid-19: Training and Pigeon Racing: UPDATED

TRAINING RACING PIGEONS IN ENGLAND Members should read all of the following statement, and encourage all other members to read the full statement and not rely on word of mouth. Firstly I must stress that the document relates to England only. The devolved Governments have set out a different position in relation to restrictions. The […]