Coronavirus 2020

Statement regarding Coronavirus 2020

The Talland School of Equitation is asking for the support of all of those who visit the premises in minimising the risk of COVID-19 to its community.

We urge the public not to panic, and to keep abreast of official information as set out by Public Health England and the World Health Organisation. Links to up to date guidance can be found by clicking one of the following links.

We ask that visitors and clients practice ‘Good Hygiene’ to prevent the spread of disease by

Washing your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

With this in mind, and in line with guidance from Public Health England please refrain from entering the Talland site affected area for any reason if you fall within any of the following categories:

  1. returned from mainland China in the past 14 days regardless of whether you have any symptoms of COVID-19;
  2. returned from the towns of Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgrundo, Castiglione D’Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia and Terranova dei Passerini in the Lombardy Region and Vo in the Veneto Region of Italy, Daegu or Cheongdo in the Republic of Korea or Iran since 19thFebruary 2020 regardless of whether you have any symptoms of COVID-19;
  3. returned from Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand or the Republic of Korea and have or develop the symptoms of COVID-19 (that is, a fever, cough or shortness of breath); or
  4. returned from north Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19thFebruary 2020 and have the symptoms of COVID-19 (that is, a fever, cough or shortness of breath).

If you are bringing a group to Talland, we will ask you to check with each of those in the group that they do not fall within any of the above categories and confirm this to us before you arrive.

If you fall within category (c) or (d) above and develop symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at Talland, please inform us immediately and follow their advice.  If you develop such symptoms within 14 days of visiting Talland, please inform the us as soon as possible (, or

We usually welcome a number of people to our site and we realise that this approach may disappoint or inconvenience some of you.  However, we are taking the current situation very seriously and you will appreciate that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.  If you are affected by this approach, please contact the Talland office and wherever possible, they will arrange an alternative with you.

As the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, if you are due to visit Talland and are currently not affected by the guidance above, we would ask that you check this page again immediately prior to your visit in case our position has changed.

We thank you for your understanding of our position.

If anyone has any queries please contact the Talland office 01285 740155, or