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TREC GB Covid update 8th July 2020

TREC GB Covid update 8th July 2020

Following the Covid-19 update issued on Sunday 5th July TREC GB has received a reply from South East Essex Insurance Brokers and can confirm that, for Competitions planned to take place in England, we can move to Step 3A of the updated TREC GB Framework for Restarting Events, provided we adhere to the ‘ groups of six working in isolation’ guidelines.

TREC GB had anticipated this response and prepared, in advance, an updated Framework so that it could be sent to Clubs and Organisers as soon as possible.

The document ‘TREC GB Framework for Restarting Events’ (Version 2.1) will be sent to Clubs and Organisers later today and can be accessed via the link below.

Framework for Restarting Events v2.1 (030720)

TREC GB Covid 19 Update 8th June 2020

TREC GB Covid 19 Update 8th June 2020

TREC GB Covid-19 Update to Members, Clubs & Organisers. 8th June 2020

Dear Member

Following consideration of the latest Government advice from 1st June 2020 and SEIB insurance information received late last week, TREC GB’s position is that affiliated club training events can resume from the 27th June 2020.

Government guidance indicates that it is now possible for group lessons to take
place in England. Lessons can accommodate five people from different households along with a coach or trainer and must be in a suitable outdoor space. Hacks of six people from different households are also possible.

In Wales, trainers can offer one to one lessons and group lessons for members of the same household. The trainer must travel to you, lessons must be outside and exercising must be from your own home.

In Scotland, non-contact outdoor horse riding is allowed and riders must only meet up with one other person or one family group from the same household. There is confirmation that one to one lessons can take place outdoors and trainers are only allowed to teach one person or one family group each day.

In all cases, social distancing guidelines must be followed and the two-metre
distancing requirement strictly observed.

Further government guidance is available by following the links below:
Groups of up to six from different households can exercise outside under new rules
Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England
https://gov.wales/leaving-home-exercise-guidance.

Recent press releases and news bulletins are referring to a return to competitive sport, behind closed doors, combined with a rigorous programme of Covid-19 testing. However, government information doesn’t currently allow the resumption of affiliated TREC club competitions at this time.

Clubs planning to resume training must arrange to satisfy government and insurance requirements. This will require the submission of appropriate Risk Assessments, two weeks before the training dates that clearly show how normal procedures have been modified to demonstrate how advice is to be strictly followed. Clubs, Organisers and Members will receive detailed advice later this coming week.

The situation will no doubt improve quite quickly in the near future, provided there isn’t a second peak. In the meantime, TREC GB is finalising draft protocols for the resumption of Summer and Winter competitions and medical advice is being considered, along with advice from our insurers. Further information and advice to Clubs, Organisers and Members will be circulated once details are finalised.

Dave
Dave Rogerson,
Chair of
TREC GB
dave.rogerson@trecgb.com

TREC GB Covid 19 Update 18th May 2020

TREC GB Covid 19 Update 18th May 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement and further guidance provided by the Sport and Recreational Alliance, Sport England and the British Equestrian Federation, TREC GB has prepared the following statement for dissemination to its members.

Riders may now exercise their horses within government guidelines if social distancing and hygiene requirements are strictly followed. This includes the unchanged travel limitations that still apply in Scotland and Wales where riders must continue exercising their horses at the location where they keep their horse.

In England riders may now travel before exercising, ride with one other rider who does not reside with them and arrange one-to-one lessons with a trainer or coach in a safe outdoor space. Where lessons are with a trainer this person is the one other, outside your own household, we are now allowed to meet. If social distancing and hygiene guidelines are maintained, this could be at a riding centre, livery yard or your own location but you must not travel to and from a venue with anyone else other than members of your own household.

Riders, coaches and venues are advised to ensure that appropriate risk assessments are in place and we ourselves must consider our own personal circumstances when planning riding activities.

TREC GB will continue to monitor the situation carefully and take account of further advice and guidance as and when it is released.

In the meantime, the Competitions Governance Committee is considering a plan for the resumption of TREC activities, including training and competitions, once the Trustees consider it safe to do so and government advice allows. This may be subject to regional variations.

Please stay safe in the weeks ahead and hopefully there won’t be a ‘second peak’ in Covid-19 cases, the whole of the UK can come out of ‘lock down’ and we can begin again to enjoy the sport we love as soon as is practically possible.

Dave

Dave Rogerson,
Chair of
TREC GB

dave.rogerson@trecgb.com

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