As at 11.59pm 6th December 2020
Updated 11th February 2021 (marked)
In Victoria, there are no restrictions on reasons to leave home and state wide travel is permitted. Check the current situation regarding border closures on government websites.
Non-Victorian Clubs should refer to their government website for any current restrictions affecting their ability to hold competitions.
Following are the minimum, standard requirements for hosting HRCAV competitions.
- Review your CovidSafe plan to ensure it is in line with current requirements.
- Social distancing of 1.5m between participants must be applied to all areas.
- There is no participant cap for indoor sport – venue numbers are to adhere to a 1 per 4sqm density quotient. Maximum of 50 in a class.
- There is a participant cap of 1000* for outdoor sport – venue numbers are to adhere to a 1 per 2sqm density quotient (if using electronic record keeping of participants) or 1 per 4sqm (if not using electronic record keeping). Maximum of 100 in a class.
- You must monitor the number of participants (riders, support persons, volunteers, spectators, officials) at all times to ensure compliance with your density quotient.
- face mask requirements as per current DHHS directives
- All attendees must register their name, mobile phone number and time of arrival. The free government QR code service may be used to register attendees.
- Common use areas and surfaces are to be cleaned regularly. Encourage good hygiene.
*While your capacity may increase, it is strongly recommended to still only run your competition within your capacity to deliver a COVIDSafe event (ie. just because you can increase numbers, we don’t recommend you do). While you can now have spectators on site, we recommend you only permit them if you can SAFELY manage them within a COVIDSafe framework.
- Appoint a Covid Safe Officer to oversee the event.
- Check with venue owners regarding venue specific requirements.
- Participants to be encouraged to download and activate the CovidSafe app.
- Timetable events to expedite participation and avoid crowding on site.
- Maintain a ‘get in, compete, get out’ approach to competition, minimising unnecessary contact at the event.
- Pre-entries only.
- Personnel, officials and volunteers are to be limited to the minimum required to run the event.
- Spectators are allowed.
- Communal change rooms, showers and toilets can open. A density quotient of 1 per 4sqm applies.
- Other indoor facilities such as event office can open with a maximum of 20 in a space subject to the 4sqm rule. A sign indicating maximum number of people permitted in the space is to be posted at the entrance.
- Venue dining facilities can open subject to the industry restart guidelines for hospitality. Canteens and kiosks – takeaway only.
- There must be at least 4m clearance between parked floats and vehicles, including portable yards or other equipment associated with the float/vehicle.
- Alternate yards or stables must remain vacant.
- Equipment to be cleaned after use. Minimise sharing of equipment.
- Encourage use of hand sanitizer and have readily available on site.
- Implement processes to streamline check-in.
- Implement processes to limit double handling of paper work, prizes, dressage tests etc.
- Implement processes to avoid unnecessary gatherings.
- If camping is permitted at the venue, government guidelines apply and campsites must be separated by a minimum distance of 4m.
- Persons who are sick or unwell or displaying any sign of sickness must not attend.
- Determine protocols if a person presents with symptoms or develops symptoms on site.
BE SAFE, CAUTIOUS AND APPROPRIATE