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6 AUGUST 2020 | COVID-19 UPDATE - What Stage 3 and 4 means for Groups and Clubs
Suanne Waugh
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6 AUGUST 2020 | COVID-19 UPDATE - What Stage 3 and 4 means for Groups and Clubs


WHAT STAGE 4 MEAN FOR CLUBS AND GROUPS

NO EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS OR ACTIVITIES

  • No equestrian competitions, rallies or other organised activity to take place.
  • To be reviewed in line with Government guidelines and directives.

OUTDOOR & INDOOR FACILITIES CLOSED

  • All club facilities must be closed

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • Group/club/committee meetings/workshops should only take place online

COACHING

  • From 11:59 PM on Wednesday 5 August, coaches and trainers must work from home and use online and video conferencing facilities to deliver their coaching and training. The exception to this rule is if the coach/trainer is providing services to a rider(s) already within their household.

VETS & EQUINE SERVICES

  • Vets and other equine services (eg. farriers) are considered essential services and are permitted on the grounds only while there is a general animal welfare issue, whilst meeting their obligations as a COVID Safe Business and adhering to social distancing and hygiene requirements.

WHAT DOES STAGE3 MEAN FOR GROUPS & CLUBS

NO EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS OR ACTIVITIES

  • No equestrian competitions, rallies or other organised activity to take place.
  • To be reviewed in line with Government guidelines and directives.

OUTDOOR EXERCISE

  • Only allowed to exercise, with one other person or household members, provided 1.5 metres distance can be maintained.

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

*Outdoor facilities maybe open where:

  • public gathering and physical distancing limits(1.5 metres and only with one other person or household members) can be adhered to.
  • and there is no use of shared equipment or communal facilities.

For outdoor facilities that meet the requirements above and where access is controlled by a club, a booking system is required to be in place to ensure that all restrictions are met.

INDOOR FACILITIES

Indoor facilities must close.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

  • Group/club/committee meetings/workshops should only take place online.

WHAT STAGE 3 MEANS FOR THE EQUESTRIAN PUBLIC AND PONY CLUB MEMBERS

KEY MESSAGES FOR EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITES:

  • keep it low risk,
  • keep it local,
  • remain within your current abilities, and
  • don’t start new activities or a new discipline at this time.

EXERCISING & CARING FOR YOUR HORSE

  • Travel to care for your horse/s, is allowed.  This includes exercising.  However, all necessary health and safety measures will need to be followed.
  • If you are unable to exercise your horse safely on the property where the horse is kept, you may ride off "off property" but keep the riding as local and as risk free as possible. You may float your horse to a safe, local, outdoor facility.
  • Members who agist should still refer to the Agistment Centre/facility owner for specific restrictions and requirements implemented at the facility.

AGISTMENT CENTRES

  • Agistment Centres must set up a roster and limit the number of persons on the property at any one time.
  • Equipment should not be shared or touched by other people.

INDOOR FACILITIES CLOSED

  • Indoor sport and recreation facilities are CLOSED.

GROUP ACTIVITIES

  • Group activities with anyone outside your household are not allowed. Activities are to be limited to one other person or household members.

ADVICE FOR PONY CLUB COACHES

  • Coaches may continue to coach outdoors and those receiving instruction can only do so with one other person or household member, and only under the following conditions:
  • Coaching may take place at private and/or agistment facilities.
  • If you are unwell or have Covid Symptoms you must stay home or get tested.
  • You can go horse-riding off-property with members of your household or one other person, plus an instructor if required. You should not travel further than you need to, and you should horse ride at the closest available location to your home.
  • Coaches may not travel into a Stage4 area to coach.
  • There should be NO organized CLUB activity.
  • You must be able to keep 1.5mdistance between yourself and others
  • Strict hygiene practices must be practiced
  • Any shared essential equipment such as gates, jump wings, dressage arena sets should be sanitised before and after use. 
  • Sharing of equipment such as helmets gloves and whips is not permitted.

FLOATING YOUR HORSE NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

  • The floating of horses outside of your home for training/coaching is considered non-essential travel.

VETS & EQUINE SERVICES

  • Vets and other equine services (e.g.farriers) are considered essential services and are permitted on the grounds of animal welfare, whilst adhering to social distancing and hygiene requirements.
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