Wee Waa Show committee is ‘100 percent committed’ to staging a show in 2021 and is relying on community members to help.

The go-ahead will depend on securing enough helpers who will volunteer an hour or two on one of the show days to meet the public health protocols required by the COVID regulations, show committee president Gary Hibbens said.

A special meeting on Thursday will be important in planning the next steps forward.

Interested community members are urged to attend.

However, the committee is confident that sufficient volunteers will step forward and give a few hours of their time to act as ‘COVID marshalls’.

The COVID marshalls, as well as the now familiar standard precautions, are needed to meet the public health requirements.

“We are asking people to help out just for an hour or two, manning doors and other points of entry at enclosed spaces like pavilions and other necessary spots,” said Mr Hibbens.

“They can be any member of the community, they do not require any special training or qualifications, just a willingness to help out.”

The annual general meeting of the show committee on January 21 saw enthusiasm and determination to stage the show, set down for May 13 and 14.

New stewards’ positions have been filled including that of a COVID project officer, Lauren Donoghue.

Lauren has been researching the COVID rules around public events and will report to a special meeting on Thursday on the way forward, Mr Hibbens said.

“Thursday’s meeting will be pivotal in our planning for the 2021 show,” said Mr Hibbens.

“We have done a lot of research. Lauren Donoghue has put in a tremendous amount of work and has put together the requirements of COVID,” he said.

“On Thursday night we will discuss what is required of the committee and the cost of doing it.

“The biggest issue we see is not having enough manpower to run the show.

“We need people to monitor the requirements of COVID regulations, just an hour or two of their time.”

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