COVID-19 has impacted all Australians, presenting an ever changing landscape of movement restrictions and social distancing requirements.
As a national operator, APG has directors, staff and contractors spread across multiple states, which offers both opportunities and challenges during the COVID pandemic.
APG would like to assure all industry participants that we are working tirelessly to deliver a national round of yearling sales that provides vendors and their yearlings with the greatest possible exposure and provides buyers with the best possible information and access to the yearlings to enable them to make informed buying decisions.
APG’s strong preference and solid intention is to press ahead with live sales at each of our venues, whilst maintaining compliance with any state and/or venue restrictions that may exist with regards to social distancing, contact tracing and the like.
Naturally, all attendees will be required to comply with any state government legislated COVID-Safe check-in requirements that may apply at each of APG's sales, which will typically require attendees to check-in upon arrival at the sales each day via a state government QR code check-in system.
In addition, attendees will need to comply with any other state government legislated COVID-Safe measures (e.g. wearing masks in indoor areas), as well as other venue-related requirements (e.g. maximum occupancy restrictions in the sales day office).
As the rules in each State continue to evolve, we ask participants to take note of any government announcements regarding any further restrictions or relaxations in their particular state.
As part of APG's COVID-Safe plan, APG is seeking to minimise sales office crowding and close interactions by requiring all potential bidders to pre-register for our 2021 sales by completing the relevant forms which are available for download below.
|Form & Download Link||Who Should Complete|
|Bidder Registration||Must be fully completed & returned by all participants that may be contemplating bidding at the Sales.|
|Trading Account Application||
Must be fully completed and returned by any bidder that will not be settling their account in full by cash, cheque, credit card or internet bank transfer on the day of the sale.
Importantly, following the appointment of Belinda Richardson (0402 290 708) as APG’s full-time Accounts Manager, all existing Trading Accounts have been cancelled and we are asking any former (or potentially new) trading account holders to re-apply using the attached form.
|Agent Authorisation||Only to be completed by those potential buyers that will be unable to attend one or more APG Sales in person, but who wish to appoint a representative to bid on their behalf at the relevant sales.
This may be particularly useful for potential interstate buyers impacted by COVID-related travel restrictions.
Potential bidders must fully complete and return any of the above forms that are relevant to their circumstances by no later than 72 hours prior to the relevant APG Sale.
All forms must be returned by scanning & e-mailing the fully completed forms to email@example.com with the subject heading "APG Sales Registration Forms".
In recognition of the fact that some states may have travel bans or quarantine requirements in place that may make it impossible or impractical for buyers to attend the sales in person, APG has already made a number of preparations to better service interstate buyers: