The OSCOV Executive is hopeful that the OSCOV Melbourne Orchid Spectacular will be able to be held later this month – but the current covid situation in Victoria and adjoining States is making this increasingly difficult. Under current covid restrictions, only 100 people would be permitted in the venue at any one time – and this would make the Spectacular impossible to hold. In the next few days there will need to be significant changes in the Victorian Government’s regulatory framework, as well as those frameworks of each of South Australia and New South Wales, for us to be able to proceed in 2021. We are monitoring the situation continually and plan to reassess the future of this year’s Spectacular before next Sunday 8 August 2021. Fingers crossed all necessary Government changes are announced in time! If the Spectacular cannot be held ‘in person’ this year – OSCOV plans to stage a ‘virtual’ Show, on a scale that has not been seen in Australia before! Stay tuned for more details.