Arqana has released its COVID-19 protocols for its December Breeding Stock Sale, which runs Dec. 5 through 8 in Deauville. Access to the sales complex is restricted to vendors, buyers and sales personnel, and anyone seeking access must fill out a request for access form. Those traveling from abroad will receive a travel authorisation from Arqana to permit them to clear controls.
Face masks must be worn at all times on the sales complex-snoods and scarves do not qualify. The auction will take place in the indoor arena, with a maximum capacity of 100 bidders. There will be dedicated entrances for bidders to enter and exit the arena. Bidding zones will be signposted inside and outside the pavilion. Bidding will also be available over the phone and online.
Food will not be sold on the sales grounds and must be pre-ordered on the request for access form.