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LEAP COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

LEAP Equine are continually monitoring the COVID-19 regulations, and following the advice issued by the Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation (WHO). We are regularly keeping up to date with any developments and changes we will keep updating our policies in line with these.

To reduce the risk of infection LEAP staff are working remotely from home and are to adhere to follow the following guidelines:

  • Only go out to purchase essential supplies.
  • Combine the necessary care and welfare of equines with your daily exercise.
  • Wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap or use an alcohol hand sanitizer if hand washing facilities are not available.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting object’s and surface’s regularly, especially those frequently touched.
  • Self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you develop a cough, temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow the 2 metre social distancing rule at all times.
  • Inform your team leader/manager immediately if you fall ill.

We are committed to provide continuity in our training courses and have developed new delivery methods for some modules. In person teaching will be done maintaining social distancing and if this isn’t possible, postponement of these modules will be made. Any postponement of in person components will only be if absolutely necessary and as required in accordance with Government guidelines.

We are asking all students and staff to take precautionary measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus by following these guidelines:

  • To familiarize yourself with the general symptoms of COVID19 from Public Health England or Government websites. gov.ul/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19
  • If you feel unwell, to stay to home and not attend the course.
  • Wash your hands often throughout the training day with warm water and soap (provided) or hand sanitizer (with a minimum alcohol content of 60%).
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue and bin it immediately, wash your hands with warm water and soap.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Where possible avoid close social interaction with other students/trainers – follow the 2 metre social distancing guideline.
  • Inform a member of Staff immediately if you feel unwell during the training day, take steps to isolate yourself from others (at least 2m away) and call NHS 111 for guidance.
  • If you are concerned about your health and wellbeing prior to attending a course, please contact us to discuss/reschedule or cancel your training.
  • If you or a family/household member has been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID19 you must follow the government advice regarding self-isolation as appropriate at the time. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend training days.