Under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 equestrian coaches can teach, including travelling within the country. The main restriction under this level is to limit any groups to 10 people, maximum. This won’t affect most equestrian coaches but if you are looking to run group clinics then ensure your numbers don’t go more than 10, including yourself.
You should also have a Covid-19 Worksafe plan in place, which would be on top of your regular health and safety plan.
Yes, a lot of equestrian coaches are giving advice by video – you can either do this live or have your student send you a pre-recorded session of them riding, for you to give advice on. They will need a support person on the ground to video them. Please ensure they stay safe and don’t attempt anything that will put them at more risk.
https://covid19.govt.nz/ is the go-to page for up to date information about Covid-19.
Yes, provided you have a Covid-19 Worksafe plan in place, additional to your regular health and safety plan.
No. ESNZ’s insurance for registered coaches only covers public liability and statutory.
You should be able to apply for loss of earnings through the IRD if your income is down by at least 30%.
First Aid Certificates are valid for two years. In person first aid courses should once again be available in your area. Check with your usual provider, otherwise both the Red Cross (https://www.redcross.org.nz/) and St John’s (https://buy.stjohn.org.nz/first-aid/first-aid-courses/) cover most of NZ.
NZ Police are still running their police checking at this time so this can still be completed for you. You still need to allow at least 20 working days for this.
Please complete the form as best as you can (an updated one will be listed on the Coach page of the website shortly), with what ongoing development you have done to date. Allowances will be made for those who may be short on this requirement.
You must have a Covid-19 Worksafe plan in place to be operating as an equestrian coach in Level 2.
Your plan, which will be additional to your regular health and safety plan, must include the following: