- If any competitor, or anybody in their household, is showing symptoms of Coronavirus, they must not attend any NSEA event. On the morning of the competition, prior to departure, there should be the following simple health check conducted:
- Take the temperature of everybody in the household. If anybody has a temperature of over 37.8 degrees, then please seek medical advice and do not attend.
- Is anybody in the household quarantined because of foreign travel to a country which is not exempt? If so, please do not attend.
- If anybody in the household has any of the following symptoms then please seek medical advice, and do not attend:
- A persistent cough
- A loss of taste or smell
- A temperature (see1 (1) above)
REGIONAL LOCKDOWNS OR REGULATIONS
- If any competitor lives, or stables their horse, in an area which has been made the subject of a specific geographical lockdown then please do not attend an event.
- If the event is located within an area which is subject to specific conditions, we will review those, and may cancel an event at short notice if required to do so.
- If the competitor’s school is located in an area which is subject to specific conditions, even if the competitor lives outside that area, if they have physically attended the school in the two weeks prior to the competition, they should not attend.
- For competitors who live near borders between England and Wales, or England and Scotland, please be mindful of the potentially differing rules once you cross a border and familiarise yourself with those rules.
AT THE SHOW CENTRE
- One person per squad should take charge of ensuring social distancing to ensure that everybody keeps their distance. They should familiarise themselves with one-way systems and protocols specific to each venue which will be available. Regular reminders will need to be given as it easy to forget things when both on, and off, a horse. Remember to avoid sharing equipment. Household groups – or bubbles – should be maintained when moving around and please follow show centre instructions. Check in advance, for example, to see what, if any, catering facilities are available and plan accordingly.
- Avoid touching surfaces like jumps or rails, and follow instructions given by show centres.
- No spectators or supporters will be permitted. Just one parent/carer per competitor is encouraged wherever possible.
- Do not forget to use hand sanitiser on arrival. Show centres will be providing this, but if there are shortages it is obviously sensible to bring your own which should be used regularly. Practise good hand-hygiene as often as possible throughout the day; show centres will all have soap and hot water available.
- Any person at the event who becomes unwell should immediately isolate with their household, and if necessary should seek medical attention from the Paramedic team in attendance at NSEA events. The household with the unwell person in should leave the show centre to return home.
- Please do not stay longer than is necessary for the competition. ARRIVE, COMPETE, LEAVE, in order to minimise the number of people at the show centre at any one time. All results will be published online.
BREACHES OF THE PROTOCOL
- If breaches of this protocol are brought to the attention of the show organisers, they will be permitted to demand the entire school’s team leave the show centre, and may eliminate competitors. The NSEA will then consider whether to allow that school or competitor to compete in future competitions.
HEALTH CHECK BEFORE YOU LEAVE
ONE PARENT PER COMPETITOR WHERE POSSIBLE
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE – DON’T BURST YOUR BUBBLE
PRACTICE GOOD HAND HYGIENE
ARRIVE, COMPETE, LEAVE