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

From Monday 7th June

Moving Wales into Alert Level 1

Riding schools – are open for business.

Freelance coaching – is permitted

Coaches are entitled to two free flow COVID tests a week from their local authority.

Venue Hires – Indoor and outdoor sports facilities are open for business.

Regulated gathering/Organised activity - 
– The maximum numbers who may attend regulated large gatherings outdoors is up to 4,000 people of any age standing and 10,000 people of any age seated.
Indoors - The maximum number of people (aged 11 and over) that can take part is 30. There are currently no set limits on the numbers of children that can take part in organised activities.

Education – all learners are able to return to on-site learning.

Equine Tourism – is open for business.

Essential and non-essential shops – are open for business.

Vets, farriers, saddlers etc are open for business.

Yard owners Should continue implementing appropriate COVID measures e.g. social distancing.

Horse Owners – From the 17th of May horse owners can meet up to 30 people (from up to thirty households) outdoors to ride out (take exercise).

Travelling horses - travel into and out of Wales from the rest of the UK is permitted.

The Welsh borders - People are permitted to cross the border to care for their horses/work whilst in England they will need to follow English rules.


The BHS Helpline

The BHS Welfare Helpline is here to offer you advice and support with any questions or concerns you may have.

We are here for all our members and supporters and we have extended our working hours to provide a Coronavirus Helpline during these difficult times to help answer your additional queries relating to Coronavirus lockdown.

 Call us on 02476 840517

If you are an APC please call 02476 840565 or an Approved Centre please call 02476 840509



Further Resources

Useful resources for Professionals


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


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