With concerns mounting in recent weeks, Showjumping Ireland convened a Covid-19 Committee meeting on Tuesday to address what additional measures needed to be put in place. With cases of Covid-19 numbers on the rise, SJI has updated their protocols and put in additional measures to ensure the safety of its members at events in the effort to keep our sport safe and allow the industry to remain open.
~Show jumping will to continue to run strictly behind closed doors with no spectators allowed to attend events.
~Covid track & trace must be completed via SJI Live prior to attending the event, no exceptions.
~FACE MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY at SJI affiliated events, the only time this rule is exempt is when athletes are mounted.
~ The 2m social distancing must be observed at all times.
~SJI would ask all members to please leave the venue as soon as you have finished competing.
~ Showjumping Ireland has set a limit of one parent or guardian per child competing at an event.
~ Members are reminded to adhere to the travel restrictions that are in place and if you have returned from International Travel, you cannot compete or attend an SJI event for a period of 14 days as per Government Guidelines.
~ Please note that there is still travel restrictions in place for residence in Kildare, please see link attached.
~ To ensure that the additional measures are adhered to, a Compliance officer’s will be in place at all venues and we ask all members to cooperate.
Showjumping Ireland recognises that showjumping does not have a special position in terms of regulations and that to protect the sport, every possible measure needs to be put in place to keep our sport open, our members need to comply with the above regulations.
We wish you safe jumping, protect yourself and others