Hi all, a few ramblings as we head into 2020 season return.
THANK YOU TO COLIN AND LISA BROWN FOR HOSTING US AT THEIR PROPERTY, PUTTING UP A COURSE (and taking it down!), organising a loo and course water for horses. THANK YOU IS NOT ENOUGH, so all please thank them in person and leave the property as tidy as when you arrived.
My ramblings are from a desire to keep you all focused on being COVID safe.
Please don’t come if you have any symptoms – temperature, sore throat you all should know the drill by now.
YOU WILL HAVE YOUR TEMPERATURE TAKEN AT THE GATE AND BE SENT HOME IF YOU HAVE A TEMP.
To bring with you – your horse health dec, your own pen and hand sanitiser.
NOT to bring – an entourage. It is true we can have lots of people however we have to be able to list all attendees, their addresses and contact numbers. We really need to know who is coming before the day and it will be safer for all with less people.
Loos – spray before and after you use(spray provided). Going forward you should consider bringing your own portaloo.
Vet ring – queuing socially distant. Hand sanitise on entry and exit and one handler per horse. Do your best to keep 1.5m from vet, penciller and Chief Steward(CS). Once entered your log book will stay in the vet ring.
Ride talk will be mounted 10 minutes prior to start (ensures social distance).
There will be NO support other than emergency calls at check points. You must take your own drinks, snacks and bring all gear you ride in back with you. Do not leave stuff with check point personnel.
We are running the remaining season as “no frills”. No prizes, No presentations – ribbons available. NOTE you must have CS permission to leave and ideally this should be a minimum of an hour after your final vet check.
SAERA will have hand sanitiser around base and gloves for ride secretary and vet ring staff however please all have your own stash and USE IT.
SAERA’s COVID plan is on the web as is our SA Health COVID Safe Plan. These documents give more detail of what to expect and are live, they will be updated as we go so please check back regularly. It can seem overwhelming so I just wanted to keep it simple, encourage you all to enjoy your horses and be socially distant (no hugging, kissing or hand shaking) and spare a thought for our friends in Victoria.
If you have questions or concerns read the documents on our web or please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Committee does not have the ability to monitor questions on this post. We live in extraordinary times and everyone has been meeting electronically a lot to get on top of this and we would love you to support us by being respectful in your questions and comments and accepting any human health directions you may be given at the ride.