Give outdoor sports venues in Wales the same maximum capacity regulations as beer gardens

Give outdoor sports venues in Wales the same maximum capacity regulations as beer gardens

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The maximum capacity of beer gardens in Wales are set by the venue’s Risk Assessment. In contrast, the maximum capacity of outdoor sporting venues in Wales is strictly limited to just 30 people.

As an example, an equestrian centre near Chepstow in South Wales, is 108 acres. The maximum number of people that are allowed onsite exercising their horses is 30. However, at the same venue’s licensed clubhouse, there is no limit to the number of people that could sit outside drinking beer. With so much space, the number of drinkers permitted would be in the tens of thousands.

Equestrian sport is a non-contact individual activity, with known physical and mental health benefits.  Keeping a horse or pony ensures daily physical exercise, usually outdoors, in large spaces.  Social distancing at these spacious locations is extremely easy.

The aim of this petition is to encourage the Welsh Government to change the legislation to allow businesses and clubs to operate outdoor sporting activity in a safe manner, but with the limit of 30 people removed.  The maximum number of people should be decided by the Risk Assessment.

This legislation must also be changed soon.  There is a limited number of months in our country where people will want spend the day outside, and if these regulations are not lifted in the next few weeks, there will be no summer left.  Many people in the equestrian world, such as grooms, vets, farriers, trainers, coaches, livery yard owners and producers depend on these events to stimulate the equestrian world.  We must act soon before the industry collapses.

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