Covid19 restrictions
Summary table - from 12 April

As of 12.04.21

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Meeting outdoors

Groups of six or two households

Four people from a maximum of two households (children <12 not counted). Those aged 12-17 can meet in groups of four from up to four households.

Groups of six or two households (children <11 not counted)

Groups of ten (including children) from no more than two households.

Meeting indoors

Not permitted - likely to be 17 May

Not permitted likely to be 17 May for four people from two households

Not permitted likely to be 3 May for two households

Up to six people from a maximum of two households in a non-domestic indoor setting.

 

Travel

No restrictions, but urged to stay local. Cross-border travel to Wales permitted.

Travel for sport and exercise must be within Local Authority (LA) area - requirement being lifted Friday, 16 April. No travel restrictions for u17s.
 

No restrictions, cross-border travel to England permitted.

No restrictions, but urged to stay local.

Riding outdoors

Groups of six or two households

For informal activity, such as hacking or venue hire, travel may extend five miles into neighbouring LA area.

 

Groups of six or two households (children <11 not counted)

Groups of up to 15 people including coaches for structured activity, ten from two households casually.

Riding indoors

Permitted for:
- Elite athletes
- owner of a horse kept at a riding centre
- Riding centre employees to exercise horses

- Organised disabled sport and activity
- Supervised activities for u18s
- Core curriculum activities
- Individuals or household or bubble groups.

Permitted covered arenas are classified as outdoor sport facilities by the Scottish Government.

Not permitted except the use of own facilities. Likely to be 3 May for individual or one-to-one activity.

Not permitted except the use of own facilities.

Venues riding

Lessons and facility hire permitted, with restrictions on indoor usage and group numbers. Lead rein sessions at centre discretion.

Lessons and facility hire permitted, with restrictions on travel and group numbers. Lead rein sessions at centre discretion.

Outdoor facilities open for hire. Riding schools should contact their licencing authority/insurance provider for help. Lead rein sessions at centre discretion.

Outdoor lessons and facility hire permitted, with restrictions on numbers. Lead rein sessions at centre discretion.

Venues competition

Competitions permitted, with restrictions on indoor usage.

Competitions permitted, up to 30 participants for <12s, up to 15 participants including coaches for >12s and adults, travel restrictions apply.

Competitions not permitted, likely to be 26 April with numbers of up to 30 participants.

Outdoor and Indoor competitions only for elite athletes.

Coaches

No travel restrictions and no limit on numbers outdoors. Indoors, one-to-one or single household/bubble for adults, or u18 or disabled riders with no number restrictions,.

No limit on sessions per day or travel. Maximum of 14 participants for over 12s and a maximum of 30 for under 12s.

Riding school coaches should follow the advice for venues above. Freelance coaches can deliver lessons outdoors within the six people from two households requirement (coach is one household).

Permitted numbers are 10 from two households so can teach groups of up to nine from one other household as coach is one household. Structured outdoor training must be organised by an NGB/affiliated club or individual and take place in groups of up to 14 plus the coach.

Overnight stays

Permitted in self-contained accommodation.

Not permitted except for essential workers, likely to be 26 April.

Permitted in self-contained accommodation.

Not permitted except for essential workers.

Practitioners

Free to work with COVID security measures in place.

Free to work with COVID security measures in place.

Free to work with COVID security measures in place.

Free to work with COVID security measures in place.

Guidance link

Sport England

sportscotland

horsescotland

Sport Wales

Sport Northern Ireland

 


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