Under Covid-19 Alert Level 1 equestrian coaches can teach, including travelling within the country. There are no restrictions around group size.
You should have a Covid-19 Worksafe plan in place, which would be on top of your regular health and safety plan. And keep records of who you coach and when, for contact tracing purposes.
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.
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: