Summary of COVID-19 restrictions for equestrian activities - Northern Ireland

20/10/2020

The following information shows The British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs current interpretation of the most recent government guidance and is subject to change, as and when government advice is updated. Please bear with us while we make these changes.

The advice detailed below is applicable to NORTHERN IRELAND only.

Information can be found here regarding the lockdown being imposed from Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November can be read here. This generally prevents any indoor British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs activities from taking place and limits outdoor activities to groups of 15. See the below for details. 

General guidance for how many can meet OUTDOORS for un-organised activities / socials

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, max 6 people from a static bubble

General guidance for how many can meet INDOORS for un-organised activities / socials

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, only one household

Social distance

2m or 1m plus additional measures i.e. PPE / screens

Group sizes for organised sporting activities (BHS & BRC activities)

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, 15 for outdoor activities. One Rider to One Coach permitted indoors.

Numbers permitted in warm-up arenas or rings

To be considered in the risk assessment and in-line with the numbers above.

Spectators permitted

Yes

Travel distance permitted

No unnecessary travel

Facility hire

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, permitted on an individual basis indoors, one rider to one coach or up to 15 outdoors

Locations

Indoor, covered arenas & outdoor.

Lessons, clinics, training activities and day camps

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, one-on-one lessons only indoor, and up to 15 outdoor, which can be a rolling group of 15. No overnight stays permitted.

Competitions, social and fundraising activities

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, 15 for outdoor activities. No indoor activities permitted. 

Residential camps

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, no overnight stays permitted.

Organised hacks and fun rides

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, up to 15, which can be a rolling group of 15

Site capacity limit

None

On-line competitions

Permitted. No restriction on type of activity.

Committee meetings / AGMs

Should only be held virtually at this time.

All other BHS & BRC activities

From Friday 16 October until Friday 13 November, 15 for outdoor activities. No indoor activities permitted. 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE & INFORMATION FOR EQUESTRIANS

Please read our information and advice for horse owners and business owners during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

 

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