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

Welsh Statement - Active from Monday 6 July 2020

Lockdown continues to ease in Wales

FAQ's -


  • The 5-mile travel restrictions have been removed.
  • The border between Wales and England is open.
  • All outdoor activities are open (e.g. venue hire).
  • You can meet someone from one other household, household size is not limited. Therefore, riding lessons are still restricted to individual lessons and groups from the same household. The rules are the same when riding out as a form of exercise/sport.
  • Two households can meet indoors but only where they form an ‘extended household’. (Important - Welsh law imposes restrictions on people gathering indoors with others without a reasonable excuse).
  • 2 metre social distancing is still in place
  • Team sports, contact sports and large gatherings of people are not allowed.
  • Equine businesses with accommodation will re-open where facilities are self-contained on the 11th July 2020.
  • Face coverings are encouraged where social distancing is difficult (face coverings are not compulsory but advisory)
  • Frequent hand washing and/or sanitising is essential.
  • Travelling horses to ride in beauty posts/national parks - car parks near beaches and tourist sites, and within national parks, in particular may still be closed. Car parks may also have reduced opening hours and reduced capacity. Other local parking restrictions or road closures may also be in place. Plan your trip. Find out more information from The BHS.
  • Welsh equine businesses should reference this weblink.


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