12 Feb 2021
‘Victoria will enter stage four restrictions from 11.59pm tonight (Friday 12th February) until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17th February
Victorians will only be able to leave their homes for one of the four essential reasons, including shopping for necessary goods and services, essential work or education if it cannot be done from home, exercise for two hours per day with household members, an intimate partner or one other person only.
The five-kilometre travel radius has also been reinstated and masks must be worn everywhere in public.
How do stage 4 restrictions affect your equestrian activities?
For the period of the lockdown:
Care of horses - you may leave home to care for your horse if necessary including exercise for welfare reasons. Carry proof that you are travelling to your horse in case you are checked by police. A letter from your place of agistment should suffice. You should provide care for your horse in as limited time as possible, observe all government social distancing and hygiene requirements. You should exercise the horse on the property where the horse is kept. Where this is not possible due to safety or animal welfare concerns, you may exercise the horse locally “off property”, however, horses should not be floated to third party locations under Stage 4 Restrictions.
Horse riding - you are not permitted to leave home to horse ride for recreational purposes.
Club grounds and facilities - closed.
Club competitions and practice - cancelled
Meetings - online only.’
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