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Advice for horse owners in Scotland during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

Please note, while the guidance is current at the point of publication, it may quickly be superseded following further government updates, or changes to the situation. Please bear with us while we make these changes.

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Update: 2 September 2021

Reduce The Risk Keep Scotland on Track:

Equestrian individuals, organisations and businesses need to continue to play a full role in Scotland’s collective effort to suppress the virus and avoid further restrictions.
We can all do this if we:

  • Get fully vaccinated when eligible to do so
  • Think about the number of social contacts we meet each day/week
  • Follow enhanced hygiene measures
  • Self isolate when required
  • Use regular testing including booking a PCR test when symptomatic
  • Take regular tests even when you don’t have symptoms
  • As far as reasonable, reducing exposure to high-risk settings and activities,
  • Avoid crowded places and maintaining sensible distances from others
  • Wear face coverings where required
  • Follow self-isolation rules


Please refer to the BHS Covered Arena Guidance.

Caring for your Horse

During the Covid-19 pandemic this is of particular importance. If you are ill or have to self-isolate, you will not be able to attend to your horse. Having a care plan in place will help to give you peace of mind that your horse is cared for and your buddy / yard owner has all the necessary information.

During these times, if you ever need to ask questions of your local authority about trading standards or animal welfare relating to Covid related issues– here is a useful list for your use (PDF)


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


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