Equestrian Sport NZ is closely monitoring the information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.
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The following toolkit has been put together to assist Area Groups/Clubs and Organising Committees with navigating Covid-19 requirements now and in the event of possible future outbreaks.
Under Alert Level 1 the disease is contained in New Zealand, but COVID-19 is uncontrolled overseas and there is isolated household transmission occurring.
The main controls under Alert Level 1 are border restrictions and managed isolation or quarantine for people entering the country.
Equestrian Sports under Alert Level 1 looks like much like it did pre-COVID-19, with border restrictions. There are no restrictions on businesses and services (including hospitality), no restrictions on gathering, no requirements for physical distancing, and no requirements to keep records to enable contact tracing.
While none of the public health requirements are mandatory – it is important to remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission. In Alert Level 1 we should be vigilant in maintaining these good practices, so that we are prepared to quickly move into higher alert levels if we need to.
Under Alert Level 1 ESNZ is following Sport NZ’s advice and Alert Level 1 plan.
Sport NZ has created a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels of sport and active recreation.
If you are an ESNZ area group or club (for Endurance) you can apply to for this fund.
The below links are to assist Area Groups/clubs with the application process. If Area Groups/Clubs have any issues please call your sport managers in the first instance.
ESNZ is aware that everyone will be hunting for hand sanitizer and while companies have started producing more, it is still proving difficult to find and availability is unlikely to improve anytime soon. Therefore, we thought we would put together this list of reputable hand sanitiser suppliers to make it easier for Area Groups/Clubs and Organising Committees.
The following information may assist with determining what equestrian activity may be possible under each Alert Level, but Equestrian Sports NZ reiterate it is up to individual area groups/clubs to make decisions, based upon their own circumstances and applicable Government directives.
21-22 March 2020, Northland Eventing
28-29 March 2020, Eventing Central Districts
28-29 March 2020, Ryal Bush – Southland
4-5 April 2020, Hamilton
10-11 April 2020, Northern Hawkes Bay
18-19 April 2020, Matamata
25-26 April 2020, Christchurch
25-26 April 2020, Central & Southern Hawke’s Bay Eventing
7-10 May 2020, NZ Three Day Event – Taupo
28-29 March 2020, Waitemata Show Jumping
28-29 March 2020, Clareville Classic
28-29 March 2020, SCNO Season Finale
3-5 April 2020, Glistening Waters Series Final
Jumping Series Awards Notifications and Prizegiving – Jumping is in discussion about notification and awarding prizes for the Jumping Series and will provide a further update shortly.
25-28 March 2020, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Championships,
For those officials that have booked travel and accommodation for the above courses, please note the following.
If the course has been postponed, please contact your airline and accommodation provider to see about moving your booking to an alternative date.
If the course has been cancelled indefinitely or changed to different location and you are unable to get a refund, then ESNZ may be able to assist you by putting in a claim with our insurers. Flights and accommodation must have been booked prior to the 2 March 2020 and confirmation of booking is required to make a claim. Please email Emma for more information or to make a claim email@example.com
Managing your risk of exposure to the Coronavirus is essential to maintaining good health. At this time, please be aware of good hygiene and using common sense in your everyday activities in order to prevent the spread of this virus.
We recommend regularly washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitiser; practice safe sneeze and cough hygiene; avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes with unwashed hands; avoid close contact with people who are sick; and disinfect and clean “often touched” objects and surfaces to help reduce your risk of exposure.
We will continue to monitor this issue and provide updates as needed.
New Zealand Government Covid-19 website https://covid19.govt.nz/
Ministry of Heath – Current situation https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus