COVID-19 precautions 2020
We will only take bookings for Experienced Riders and private lessons until the 13th July when we will also offer beginner Treks and novice Rides.
- Only advanced bookings will be accepted.
- Rider numbers will be limited to allow safe social distancing measures to be maintained.
- Groups will only be taken where they have been in contact with each other for 14 days before the date of the ride.
- Due to extra cleaning involved we will be charging a hat cleaning fee of £2 per person. Riders requiring the hire of safety helmets are requested to give us head sizes when booking.
- All regular riders are advised to provide their own riding helmets
- All riding visitors to Hallagenna will be required to pay by Card or by Bacs upon booking and before arrival for their ride.
- Upon arrival riders will be required to remain in their Cars until staff have given guidance of how to proceed
- Riders will have their temperatures taken upon arrival at Hallagenna
- Any rider attending Hallagenna for a ride with a temperature of 37.8 or above will be turned away.
- Riders will be required to provide their own Riding equipment and wear face masks and clean (newly washed) or disposable gloves upon arrival at Hallagenna.
- Riders will be required to complete the normal required Rider safety forms before leaving their cars. This will include our normal disclaimer document and an additional document which states that as far as you know, you have not got any Covid 19 symptoms and that you have not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms in the past 21 days. The Ride escort will then request that the forms are put into a plastic cover keeping the information on display.
- Once forms have been completed and placed as shown, in a plastic sleeve , they will be required to be checked by staff .
- By way of a one way system. Our Ride escort will then request that you visit the washing facilities to use the facilities and wash hands before riding.
- Each rider will be required to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds upon entering and before leaving the washing facilities.
- Once all of the normal paperwork have been completed and checked, Riders will be One at a time escorted using social distancing guidelines, to their horse.
- Each Rider will then be given guidance to check tack and mount their horse with socially distancing maintained.
- One rider at a time will be mounted and requested to move to a safe area.
- Other instructions will be given for the duration of your ride.
- Upon completion of the Ride, whilst maintaining Social distancing each rider will be dismounted and exit the mounting area one at a time and be requested to go straight to their vehicle.
- Should any rider need to use the washing facilities before leaving Hallagenna. They will be required to follow all signs and safety procedures. And wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds before leaving the facilities whilst maintaining socially distancing of 2 metres at all times.
Suggested Safety measures customers can take to keep themselves and our staff safe prior to arrival at Hallagenna and before and after their ride/ lesson at Hallagenna:
- Check your temperature before leaving home
- Wear a face mask when mixing with other people outside your group
- Wear clean newly washed clothing
- Wash or antibac your hands at every opportunity
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Keep 2 metres between yourself and anyone outside your social group at all times
- Read all signs and forms in full upon arrival at Hallagenna