Equestrian Australia and our affiliated State Branches have been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Australia and are in regular consultation with the FEI, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Olympic Committee and national and state health authorities.
Last Friday the FEI recommended the cancellation of all equestrian events for the next four weeks.
Currently, the Australian Government has placed limits on non-essential organised gatherings of more than 500 people.
We therefore strongly recommend that organising committees should not hold events run under EA sport rules for the next four weeks.
This is a fluid and constantly changing situation and the health and welfare of our community is the highest priority.
Organisers of events involving less than 500 people should consider this recommendation in accordance with local conditions and Federal and State Governments' advice.
All members should follow public health procedures, including practising good hand and respiratory hygiene, limiting contact with other people and reducing unnecessary travel.
We thank you for your understanding and support during this unprecedented situation. EA will continue to monitor the situation and responses from Governments and update you as more information becomes available.
For more information about public gatherings, go to the information on public gatherings at www.health.gov.au/covid19-resources