COVID-19 Protocols – Member Responsibility

Monday 05 October 2020

COVID-19 Protocols – Member Responsibility

Ahead of the Aintree Indoor Championship Show, commencing this week, alongside the ongoing competition dates that are in the show calendar we would like to take this opportunity to remind members of their legal and social responsibility in respect of current COVID-19 protocols.

It is of vital importance, to all involved in the sport and the wider community, that we continue to diligently follow our current sport COVID-19 protocols which you can find on a recent statement here .  The release dated the 10th September gives a protocol overview in addition to a link giving a more detailed list of British Showjumping protocols that are to be adhered to when attending one of our affiliated shows.  These will also be accompanied by venue specific protocols which you will receive when entering a show.

In recent weeks we have seen an increase in local lockdowns, and we would like to remind members that it their own personal responsibility to ensure that they adhere to these if they have been put in  place within their locality.  During these unprecedented times we must all take individual responsibility to best ensure the health of those around us in addition to preventing additional strain on the NHS and support services. It is also imperative that the same personal responsibility is also applied to those that may have travelled from, to or through any countries that are on the restricted air corridor list and which require an isolation period upon their return.

We are unable to urge members enough to take their individual responsibilities as seriously as possible.  It is not British Showjumping’s responsibility to monitor each individual members movements, or those accompanying them at an event, to know whether they are eligible to enter and compete at a show. The responsibility lies entirely with each member individually to take accountability for both themselves and any others that join them at a showground in a support capacity.  By not taking personal ownership and complying to the guidance and protocols put in place you not only put other people at risk but also the ongoing running of the sport during these difficult times which we have worked hard to get to the point of being able to keep open.

On a final note, we would like to thank everyone who has been supportive of the protocols and assisted greatly in getting the sport to where it currently is today.

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