1. Equine Assisted Therapy/Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Currently, the guidance on whether you should travel to us for your sessions is for you and your therapist to initially agree. Your request for support will then be forwarded to the Directors who will make a decision as to whether that will go forward. We are endeavouring to support clients who are in crisis.
Our therapists are offering sessions online via Zoom & Skype where appropriate, we would urge you to accept this support if this is offered by your therapist.
Our Directors have a responsibility to ensure the safety of people on site and our team of therapists and facilitators. If you are invited to have a session on-site you will be asked to adhere to strict guidelines with respect to the following:
• all clients will be required to have their temperature taken upon arrival onsite
• you may be asked to wear gloves or other PPE
• all clients are requested to hand sanitise at the start & end of their session
• social distancing
Please do not attend if you are symptomatic or if you have a seasonal cold etc.
2. Horsemanship Clients
There are no specific government guidelines for the question around whether we should still be out riding at present. Our strong advice is that it is not appropriate to put unnecessary pressure on the emergency services now or for the foreseeable future. As such our decision is to not offer our Relational Horsemanship programme at this time. We have taken this decision to limit the potential impact on ourselves and others.
Please note we are currently requesting all volunteers to stay at home
4. Further information links
• The NHS
• The UK Government
• UK Government | Businesses & Employers Bulletin | 20 March 2020
• Government advice for people with animals