The care, welfare & feeding of horses falls under the responsibility of the owner, or contracted carer even in the case of the owner being required to isolate due to COVID-19 exposure or infection.
Requirements to isolate do not permit the directed persons to leave their place of residence, even if this is to attend horse’s location to provide care.
The responsibility falls on each person who owns, or is contracted with the care of horses (Agistment providers, or land owners where horses are kept) to have a COVID-19 Equine Care Plan in place to implement when required. This will potentially involve another person caring for the horses. More information will come out over the next few days on how to develop the right plan for your needs.
In the meantime, familiarise yourself with your responsibilities to your animals, and the requirements of COVID19 Isolation.
For more information head to: https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus www.wahorsecouncil.com.au https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/animalwelfare/animal-welfare-emergencies