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Posted by Corinne Wilson on 17/02/2021.

Easing of Restrictions - 11.59PM Wednesday 17 February

Following the government’s announcement today, the circuit breaker lockdown will end at 11:59PM tonight, Wednesday 17 February.

The key changes from pre-12 February restrictions to take note of are:
Face masks: Must be carried at all times. Mandatory when inside (except in a residential home) and outdoors when cannot maintain 1.5m physical distancing (unless a lawful exemption applies). Strongly recommended to wear when visitors attend your home.

Equestrian sport: Outdoors can resume with a density quotient of 1 per 2sqm. Indoors can resume with a density quotient of 1 per 4sqm. Record keeping is required and venues with capacity of greater than 500 patrons must publish a COVIDSafe Plan online. (see link below)

Arrangements for capacity over 1000 are determined on an individual basis under the Public Events Framework. (see link below)

Equestrian Victoria will update our COVIDSafe documents shortly in line with this announcement and the next COVIDSafe period.

It is still critical that we all comply with the COVIDSafe protocols and principles. Equestrian Victoria remains committed to looking after it’s members and the wider community by stopping the spread however this requires the co-operation and understanding of all of our community.

As restrictions continue to change we will keep you updated, however the six COVIDSafe principles continue to apply and should be at the forefront of your planning:

  • Physical Distancing
  • PPE (masks)
  • Hygiene
  • Record Keeping
  • Enclosed spaces
  • Work bubbles

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Matthew Brown

Full restrictions guidelines:

Public Events Framework:

Our Covid Resources page:

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