- 11 March 2020, 12:23
Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) are in constant contact with key partners such as Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland Institute, and the FEI to monitor the situation both in Ireland and globally around the current Coronavirus outbreak. Further, Horse Sport Ireland are following all the official circulars and guidance issued by the Department of Health and the Government of Ireland.
We urge all stakeholders to follow Government advice and information, which is regularly updated here.
For those with travel concerns, there is specific advice available on Gov.ie. The Government published their action plan on 11 March, which outlines the measures in force to contain the spread of the virus. There is presently no rationale to close or cancel equestrian events, but this may change quickly as the situation evolves. We would strongly recommend everyone in the equestrian community to follow the official guidance on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus to help in the containment process.
IRISH ATHLETES IN EUROPE
For IRL athletes in Europe, please contact the Organising Committee in the member state you are competing to ensure the event will proceed and check official government websites within that member state for up to date guidance. Horse Sport Ireland will contact athletes where the FEI and the OC inform the NF of a cancellation of an event due to the outbreak. Horse Sport Ireland will assist athletes to redirect to other events where available.