New lockdown measures increase equestrian activity across Great Britain

Posted on 1st June 2020

All the home nations in Great Britain now have revised lockdown conditions, facilitating some increased activity with horses for participants, coaches and venues. In liaison with governments, sporting bodies and member bodies, British Equestrian can now release the following update on what’s now permitted as of 1 June.

What’s changed?

(as of
1 June 2020)
How many people can meet? Where can they meet?
England Up to six from any number of households Anywhere outdoors
N. Ireland Up to six, from any number of households Anywhere outdoors
Scotland Up to eight from two households Anywhere outdoors, ideally within five miles
Wales Any number from two households Anywhere outdoors, ideally within five miles

 

What does this mean to equestrianism?

For all home nations, the following should be observed when carrying out any activity:

In the four home nations, as of 1 June, the situation is:

England

More: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-phased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-personal-trainers-and-coaches-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation

Scotland

More: https://www.horsescotland.org/covid-19support

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/pages/exercise/

Wales

More:

https://gov.wales/leaving-home-exercise-guidance

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-livestock-and-equine-owners

https://wsa.wales/our-services/sports-advocacy-and-policy/covid-19-support/

Northern Ireland

More:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-regulations-and-what-they-mean-you

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