Are there restrictions preventing me from coaching?

It is important to remember that the majority of EA coaches own or operate a business and are obligated to apply due diligence in the area of Work Health and Safety in line with the legislation of each State/Territory. Whilst we are currently in the middle of a pandemic, guidelines regarding COVID-19 are an addition to the existing legislative requirements.

This is a fluid and constantly changing situation and the health and welfare of our community always remains our highest priority. Equestrian Australia advises that any coaching activity must be carried out in accordance with all Commonwealth and applicable State government COVID-19 requirements, advice and guidelines. To ensure you have the most up to date information on the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, please refer to and your relevant State/Territory Authority. 

We are slowly returning to a new ‘normal’. To support the new ‘normal’, in addition to Commonwealth and applicable State government COVID-19 requirements, advice and guidelines, EA has developed a return to sport guideline – Resuming Equestrian Training and Competition Activities in a COVID-19 Environment. This document has been developed to facilitate a healthy and safe return to all equestrian activities as soon as reasonably practical.

In addition, EA recommend that coaches complete the Covid Safe Sport Coach Certification that can be found HERE. This online course has been designed to assist Coaches and Officials to be confident that they are following the proper guidelines to keep their participants safe and protected from COVID-19.

Whilst the above is recommended by EA a risk assessment by the person responsible will still be necessary in line with EA Coaching requirements.

Please remember: It is important to practise good hygiene (information can be found HERE), physical distancing (information can be found HERE) and to reduce unnecessary travel.