Requirements for keeping everyone safe from infection transfer

Instructions for attending sessions under stage 3 restrictions.

People who consider it essential for their mental health wellbeing are able to attend Horses For Hope, provided they comply with our strict safe infection control practices and social distancing rules as follows.

Note that all sessions will be conducted in the open shed area and in the open air horse yard. If you are attending, please ensure you wear suitable clothing, particularly if it is chilly.   

We have instituted a range of internal practices to ensure infection control safety but we need you to follow the instructions listed below. Could you please read these instructions and sign at the bottom to confirm that you and or the child or young person you are responsible for, is willing to comply.  Once signed please return the document to me either by email or by bringing it with you when you come for the session.    

These are very serious matters and if it is not possible to comply with these instructions, it will mean that the session will not be able to continue. 

Respecting Government restrictions.

You will need to respect all current Government restrictions on gatherings, social distancing and travel when attending Horses For Hope. You can check current restrictions by going to the Victorian government website dedicated to keeping the community informed.

What must happen to keep everyone safe while attending Horses For Hope sessions.

  • While on the premises, face masks must be worn at all times by all people 12 years of age or over with the exception of those with medical reasons.
  • Before you enter the premises your temperature will be taken. Anyone with elevated temperature will not be able to enter the premises
  • You will be asked if you have a cough, sneezing, sore throat or runny nose. Unfortunately if you do you will not be able to enter the premises.
  • You will be asked if you have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID 19 within the last 14 days; if you have had contact then you will not be able to enter the premises.
  • Before you enter the premises, you will need to sanitize your hands with hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Gloves will be provided and are optional to use.
  • We will sanitize the premises and all equipment between each session
  • Social distancing will be maintained for all aspects of the program, other than for safety reasons while working with the horse.
  • Immediately prior to and at the conclusion of the time working with the horse, hand sanitizer must be used or hands washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,.
  • The session will be cancelled and you will have to leave the premises if you are unable to do the things that are listed here that are needed to keep everyone safe.