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COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION – NSW PARTICIPANTS

COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (14th January 2021)

Racing NSW has taken further expert advice with respect to the protocols in place to manage the COVID-19 cluster in Queensland.

Greater Brisbane Area and Grand Chancellor Hotel – Brisbane.

These protocols must be read in conjunction with recent releases made by Racing NSW.

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

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COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (12th January 2021)

Northern Beaches

Persons who reside in the Northern Region of the Northern Beaches are now permitted to attend NSW racecourses and licensed premises without having obtained a negative COVID-19 test, subject to that person not having attended a location or travelled on transport identified by the NSW Government as being a close contact or casual contact to COVID-19 in the link below.

These protocols must be read in conjunction with recent releases made by Racing NSW.

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COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (8th January 2021)

Racing NSW has taken further expert advice and the following protocols are currently in place to manage stay-at-home orders issued by the NSW and Queensland Governments while contact tracers work to ensure the UK strain of COVID-19 is not circulating in the community.

These protocols must be read in conjunction with recent releases made by Racing NSW.

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (7th January 2021)

Racing NSW has taken further expert advice and the following protocols are currently in place to manage Greater Sydney area COVID-19 clusters.

Northern Beaches
Persons residing in the Northern Region of the Northern Beaches are still not permitted to attend a racecourse or licensed premises until further notice.

Essential Personnel (including race club employees) who reside in the Southern Region of the Northern Beaches are now permitted to attend NSW racecourses and licensed premises without having obtained a negative COVID-19 test, subject to that person not having attended a location or travelled on transport identified by the NSW Government as being a close or casual contact to COVID-19 in the link below.

NSW Govt - Latest COVID-19 news & updates

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (5th January 2021)

Following Racing NSW today taking expert advice the following protocols remain in place to manage Greater Sydney area COVID-19 clusters.

Northern Beaches
Persons residing in the Northern Region of the Northern Beaches are still not permitted to attend a racecourse or licensed premises until further notice.

Essential Personnel (including race club employees) who reside in the Southern Region of the Northern Beaches are now permitted to attend NSW racecourses and licensed premises without having obtained a negative COVID-19 test, subject to that person not having attended a location or travelled on transport identified by the NSW Government as being a close or casual contact to COVID-19 in the link below.

NSW Govt - Latest COVID-19 news & updates

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Update For Industry Participants (30th December 2020)

Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases – Greater Sydney Area

Following the NSW Government today advising of additional COVID-19 positives in the Inner West and Wollongong region, Racing NSW has taken further expert advice in respect to upcoming race meetings.

In accordance with that advice, and in addition to the protocols below released on 23 December 2020, the race meetings scheduled to be conducted at Canterbury Park on 1 January 2021 and Randwick (Kensington Track) on 2 January 2021 will be closed to the general public.

Only Industry Essential Personnel and Officials, prebooked Members hospitality and Owners who have horses racing at these meetings will be permitted to attend.

Any person attending a race meeting must declare they do not live in the Northern Beaches or have attended a location considered to be a COVID-19 hotspot or where persons are considered to be close contacts, casual contacts or told to monitor for symptoms.

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE (29th December 2020)

Any person that has attended the venues or travelled on transport listed in the link below, must not attend a racecourse or licensed premises until such time as they have complied with the NSW Health Orders detailed in the link. Such attendance or travel must also be reported to Racing NSW Stewards immediately after advice has been received and persons must comply with any further directions issued by Racing NSW. Trainers must ensure their employees or service providers are aware of this requirement and report any notification to Racing NSW Stewards from their employees or service providers.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

 

Racing NSW Updated COVID-19 Protocols – Northern Beaches (23rd December 2020)

On 21 December 2020, Racing NSW advised that persons who were residents in the Northern Beaches area at any time between Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 12.01am and Saturday, 19 December 2020 at 5.02pm and the subject of stay at home orders, were not to attend racecourses or licensed premises until 11:59pm on 23 December 2020 - or as further advised by Racing NSW.

Following the NSW Government continuing the stay at home orders for these persons (excluding travel within the Northern Beaches), Racing NSW has determined that persons subject to these continuing orders must not attend a racecourse or licensed premises until further notice.

These orders apply to persons that were at a place of residence or temporary accommodation in the Northern Beaches local government area during that time and

• are still in the Northern Beaches area, or
• left the Northern Beaches area before 5.02pm on 19 December 2020 and are now staying somewhere else.

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (21st December 2020)

NSW COVID-19 Cases – Update

In response to NSW positive COVID-19 cases that have been detected following the Northern Beaches COVID-19 cluster, Racing NSW has taken the following steps to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading into the NSW Racing Industry. These updated protocols are to be read in conjunction with previous notices.

Summary
• In compliance with the NSW Public Health Order, any person living in the Northern Beaches of NSW must not attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until further notice.
• Any person who has attended the venues listed below must not attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until they have complied with the requirements below.
• Maintaining of jockey/official zones on raceday.
• Jockeys rooms to ensure that only one person per 4 square metres and jockeys separated by region.
• Mandatory face masks to be worn by all licensed Essential Personnel, Media and Officials at race meetings and barrier trials conducted in the Greater Sydney Area, including the Central Coast (Gosford/Wyong) and Wollongong (Kembla Grange).
• Strong recommendation that participants wear face masks when at trackwork in the Greater Sydney Area, including the Central Coast (Gosford/Wyong) and Wollongong (Kembla Grange).
• Owners prohibited from attending trackwork and licensed premises (trainers stables).

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants (18th December 2020)

NSW Northern Beaches COVID-19 Cluster

A public health alert provided by the NSW Government has confirmed up to 17 positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern Beaches region of NSW.
As a result, Racing NSW has determined the following.

• Any person living in the Northern Beaches of NSW must not attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until 21 December 2020 (or such time as determined by Racing NSW), in accordance with the NSW Government advice below.
• Any person who has attended the venues listed below must not attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until they have complied with the requirements below.

Requirement to Self-Isolate and Report to Racing NSW

Any person who has attended any of the venues below in the Northern Beaches of NSW, must report such attendance to Racing NSW, not attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises, get tested and self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Persons are not permitted to attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until a negative COVID-19 test has been provided to Racing NSW and the self-isolation period has been completed.

To read the full details please CLICK HERE

COVID-19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NSW PARTICIPANTS (UPDATED 10 DECEMBER 2020)

Owners permitted to attend stables or licensed premises (16th Nov 2020)

Racing NSW has taken further advice from its biosecurity expert and with no new COVID-19 cases reported in NSW recently, will permit owners to enter trainers stables or licensed premises to visit and inspect their horses, subject to the following conditions and the consent of the trainer.

  1. Trainers must have a register that requires owners to sign in and leave contact number.
  2. Temperature checking of owners upon entry and recording of temperatures in sign in register.
  3. Requirement for owners to sanitise upon entry into the stables.
  4. Trainers to have a COVIDSafe plan and appropriate signage reminding owners entering to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

Racing NSW Stewards shall conduct an audit of trainers facilities and trainers found not to have complied with these conditions may be subject to penalty.

Update for Industry Participants (11 Nov 2020)

Racing NSW has taken advice from its biosecurity expert and with no new COVID-19 cases reported in Victoria for the last 12 days, the following changes to the Racing NSW COVID-19 protocols have been implemented.

Horses travelling from Victoria

Effective immediately, Racing NSW has removed restrictions in respect to horse movement across the NSW/Victorian border and horses are now permitted to travel from Victoria into NSW directly to a racecourse or licensed premises, subject to government orders and the appropriate COVID-19 permits.

Persons transporting horses from Victoria must still follow all proper bio-security measures and ensure they continue to social distance at all times.

Persons Travelling from Victoria

The NSW Government has announced that effective 12:01am on 23 November 2020, the border between NSW and Victoria will reopen. Subject to any amendments to this advice or further restrictions imposed by the NSW Government, Racing NSW will allow person to travel from Victoria to NSW racecourses or licensed premises without having to self-isolate.

The decision to permit this unrestricted travel is subject to Racing NSW imposing any additional conditions it considers appropriate on or after 23 November 2020, including for persons who have attended a known COVID-19 hotspot or venue. Participants should continue to monitor the Racing NSW website for any further updates.

Further, participants are advised that until 23 November 2020, all other restrictions that require persons to self-isolate for 14 days and undertake a negative COVID-19 test before attending a racecourse or licensed premises remain in place.

Persons Travelling from New Zealand

Subject to any restrictions imposed by the NSW Government, persons may attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises after travelling from New Zealand without the requirement to self-isolate or supply a COVID-19 test.

Maintaining of other COVID-19 Protocols

Participants are advised that all other COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the attendance at NSW racecourses and licensed premises including:

  • All racecourses to have COVIDSafe plans for race meetings, barrier trials and trackwork, including the meeting of government social distancing requirements and capacity limits. Race clubs should also ensure those attending the racecourse have not attended a known COVID-19 hotspot or venue in the last 14 days. The link to the COVID-19 Safe plan effective 7 December 2020 is https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe/major-recreation-facilities-stadiums-showgrounds-racecourses
  • Any person who has attended a location and has been advised to self-isolate or to monitor symptoms by the NSW Health Department must report such occurrence to Racing NSW Stewards and abide by all requirements of the Health Department and Stewards. Trainers must immediately report any advice of this nature to Racing NSW Stewards in respect to any staff member or employee.
  • Jockey raceday protocols remain in place, including maintaining of jockey/official zones, taking of temperature upon arrival, use of spas being prohibited and the use of separate colours by jockeys.
  • Race clubs required to meet government social distancing requirements and capacity limits.
  • Any person travelling from an international jurisdiction (other than New Zealand) must contact Racing NSW Stewards before entering a NSW racecourse or licensed premises, in addition to abiding to all NSW Government orders.

General

Conduct of race meetings, barrier trials and trackwork

Jockey race day protocols

Race Clubs

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES - 29 December 2020

Any person that has attended the venues or travelled on transport listed in the link below, must not attend a racecourse or licensed premises until such time as they have complied with the NSW Health Orders detailed in the link. Such attendance or travel must also be reported to Racing NSW Stewards immediately after advice has been received and persons must comply with any further directions issued by Racing NSW. Trainers must ensure their employees or service providers are aware of this requirement and report any notification to Racing NSW Stewards from their employees or service providers.

 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

INTERSTATE & INTERNATIONAL PERSONS (including Essential Personnel and racegoers) 

  1. Travel from Interstate -Any person that resides interstate (or has left NSW to travel interstate) is permitted to attend a racecourse or licensed premises in NSW.
  2. International Persons – Persons that have or are returning from an international jurisdiction must not enter a racecourse or licensed premises in NSW unless approved in writing by Racing NSW. Racing NSW will assess each case on its merits and impose conditions it sees fit. Contact should be made with Racing NSW Stewards to discuss protocols for attending a racecourse or licensed premises. From 11 November 2020 persons travelling from New Zealand may attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises without having to self-isolate or obtain a COVID-19 test.


GENERAL

Information provided by the Department of Health has advised that COVID-19 spreads from person to person most likely in the following ways:

  • close contact with an infectious person;
  • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze;
  • touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

All persons attending racecourses are encouraged to download and have operational the COVIDSafe app, including having their Bluetooth settings turned on whilst attending.

Any person that has approval to attend a racecourse or licensed premises must report to Racing NSW Stewards if

  • they have experienced COVID-19 symptoms and/or have had a COVID-19 test. Persons who have undertaken a COVID-19 test must self-isolate until such result is known, including not attending any racecourse or licensed premises.
  • they have attended any of the venues during the relevant periods requiring mandatory self-isolation as determined by the NSW Health Department.

The Department of Health recommends

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Maintain at least 1.5 metre distance between yourself and any other person who is not a member of your group.
  • 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 and as soon as possible, thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and waterwash and avoid touching any surfaces until you have done so.
  • Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth - 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.
  • If you have any of the following symptoms; fever (high temperature), cough or 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. You should isolate yourself and immediately seek medical advice by calling Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 or your medical practitioner.


CONDUCT OF RACE MEETINGS, BARRIER TRIALS AND TRACKWORK

RACECOURSE ATTENDANCE

Race Meetings, Barrier Trials and Trackwork
Attendance by persons working at racecourse

  • Persons that are engaged in work are permitted to attend race meetings, barrier trials and trackwork without restrictions.

All other attendees

  • As from 7 December 2020, the restrictions on number of attendees at racecourses were lifted significantly. As a general rule, from 7 December 2020, the restriction on numbers of attendees is that the size of the racecourse (being the areas open to racegoers) is sufficient to ensure that there is at least 2 square metres of space for each person.
  • As further detailed below, racegoers do not need to be admitted by way of tickets to assigned seats or seating areas provided that numbers are capped to ensure that there is at least 2 square metres of space for each person in the areas open to racegoers.
  • An electronic record is required to be kept of all persons attending a racecourse, which must include the person’s name, phone number or email address and the time at which the person entered the racecourse.
  • Any hospitality areas where food and drink is served is restricted to the total number of customers calculated by allowing two (2) square metres of space for each customer (excluding staff members) in that area and a COVID-19 Safety Marshal is required in respect of any hospitality area that has more than 250 persons (excluding workers).
  • Race Clubs are required to develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan, which includes provisions in respect of physical distancing such as separation of seated groups, ensuring physical distancing between  groups, preventing co-mingling of spectator groups and reducing crowding in areas where people stand (including along the railings at racecourses). The approved COVID-19 Safety Plan also provides that alcohol can only be served to patrons indoors if they are seated but otherwise does not impose such restrictions.
  • Race Clubs and racegoers continue to abide by existing COVID-19 Protocols including social distancing of 1.5 metres, sufficient space for one person per 2 square metres, good hygiene practices at all times and unwell persons not to be permitted access to racecourses.

Other

  • All other restrictions remain in place, including segregation of jockeys and other on course personnel. Temperature checking of jockeys entering the racecourse for race meetings to continue.


Jockey race day protocols (Effective 16 March 2020) – Still Current

  1. If you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms described above, do not attend the racecourse and contact your local Stewards. Immediately seek medical advice by calling Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 or your medical practitioner
  2. If you are feeling well, upon arrival on course you must not enter the jockey’s room until your temperature has been checked (where equipment is available) and verified within normal parameters.
  3. A jockey experiencing an elevated temperature will be given the opportunity to have a further temperature assessment 15 minutes following the first assessment.
  4. Should the rider’s temperature remain elevated he or she will not be permitted to enter the jockey’s room and shall be required to leave the racecourse. A medical clearance to the satisfaction of Racing NSW will be required before riding again.
  5. Once in the jockeys’ room, wherever possible, jockeys will be required to segregate a minimum of at least 1.5 metres apart. Jockeys’ rooms shall be divided into multiple rooms at the direction of the Stewards.
  6. Whenever possible, between races jockeys should use hand sanitizers provided by the club. All gear should be cleaned/disinfected between races.
  7. Direct contact between other jockeys and persons should be avoided at all costs and maintain social distancing (1.5 metres apart) from all persons.
  8. Should you feel unwell or experience any of the symptoms of COVID-19 throughout the day, ensure you advise the Stewards who will obtain medical assistance.
  9. The use of spas on all racecourses is prohibited until further notice.

Jockey colours
Trainers or owners are required to provide separate colours for each individual jockey. If this cannot be accommodated a separate set of colours or the club colours must be nominated to be used.

Access
Access points to the racecourse are to be appropriately staffed in order to ensure that attendance complies with the relevant number restriction and that mandatory electronic records are obtained from all persons attending racecourses.

Access will not be permitted to any person that:

  • Is suffering from coronavirus symptoms or is otherwise unwell including but not limited to an elevated temperature;
  • Is subject to self-isolation requirements imposed by the Government;
  • Has been in close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus.

Further, if any person is in a high-risk group such as older people or people with underlying illnesses that make them more vulnerable to respiratory disease, including those with diabetes, chronic lung disease, kidney failure and people with suppressed immune systems, that person should not attend race meetings, barrier trials and trackwork (including accessing licensed training stables).

Enhanced hygiene measures

Sufficient cleaning staff are to be engaged to provide ongoing and continual disinfection of common surfaces used during the conduct of the race meeting. This is to include at a minimum twice daily periodic disinfection of all common surfaces including but not limited to door handles, handrails, lift call buttons, internal lift buttons and escalator handrails, light switches, fridges, microwaves, cabinets, tap handles, phones and keyboards etc.

Hand sanitizer stations to be installed in all areas used by racecourse attendees and cleaning staff are to continually monitor hand sanitizer stations, soap & hand drying for replenishment.

Trainers
If you experience any of the symptoms detailed above, do not attend your workplace and make arrangements for a senior member of your staff to be in charge of your stable. You should isolate yourself and immediately seek medical advice by calling Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 or your medical practitioner. Trainers must report any symptom experienced by an employee or themselves to their local Racing NSW Stewards. Stables that have an employee that has experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must ensure that all staff members continue to practice good hygiene and immediately report to their supervisor should they commence to display any COVID-19 symptoms. Under no circumstances should any participant experiencing COVID-19 symptoms attend any race meeting, barrier trial or public gathering.

Racing NSW Stewards are conducting random temperature assessments on race day, at barrier trials and at trackwork. Persons found to have an elevated temperature will be given the opportunity to have a further temperature assessment 15 minutes following the first assessment. Should the person’s temperature remain elevated, he or she will be required to leave the racecourse or licensed premises.  A medical clearance to the satisfaction of Racing NSW will be required before returning to work or to a racecourse or licensed premises.

Trainers must report to Racing NSW Stewards if any staff member has;

  • experienced COVID-19 symptoms and/or have had a COVID-19 test due to displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Persons who have undertaken a COVID-19 test must self-isolate until such result is known, including not attending any racecourse or licensed premises.
  • attended any of the venues during the relevant periods requiring mandatory self-isolation as determined by the NSW Health Department.


RACE CLUBS

Role of Race Clubs
Racing NSW seeks the assistance of all race clubs in working with their local Stewards to implement the procedures outlined above.

Race clubs are requested to complete the following tasks in preparation for each meeting:

General Requirements

  • Race Clubs must develop and comply with a COVID-19 safety plan that addresses the matters required by the COVID-19 safety checklist for racecourses (updated https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe/major-recreation-facilities-stadiums-showgrounds-racecourses
  • Race Club staff are to be provided with information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning. Race Club must engage sufficient staff to ensure compliance with COVID-19 Safety Plans and Racing NSW Protocols.
  • Race Clubs must have dedicated staff members or security personnel at access points to ensure compliance with number limitations and electronic recording of names, contact details (phone number/email address) and the time at which they entered the racecourse of all persons attending a racecourse. These reports must be kept until further notice.
  • Have a thermometer approved by the Stewards available to assist Stewards in taking temperatures of jockeys when they arrive and during the day.
  • In enclosed spaces each person (including jockeys’ rooms) must be provided with 2 square metres of space.
  • Employ dedicated personnel to provide ongoing and continual disinfection of common surfaces and touch points during the conduct of the race meeting.
  • Supply hand sanitising stations in all areas used by persons attending racecourse and regularly check to ensure sufficient supply.
  • Install signage in all areas detailing hygiene measures.

Site Visit

  • Where possible, Stewards should conduct a site visit with the relevant Club Official/s to ensure the necessary infrastructure is available to facilitate the implementation of the required bio-security protocols.

Medical Staff

  • Where a race club engages the services of a doctor, paramedic (excluding ambulance officers) or nurse such medical staff are not to be working in general practice or in a hospital whereby COVID-19 is present. When in doubt, the Race Club must contact the local Stewards to ascertain the suitability of the medical professional to attend.

Barrier Management and Starting Procedures

  • All Barrier Attendants are to wear gloves and a face mask.
  • Two Barrier Attendants wearing gloves and a face mask should be assigned to leg up riders.
  • Clerk of the Course Officials are to wear face masks when leading a horse.

Separation of Jockeys and Trainers

  • Trainers and Jockeys must be segregated.
  • Trainers are not permitted to enter the mounting enclosure unless they are strapping the horse.
  • An area must be designated in which instructions can be given to Jockeys by Trainers. This area must contain a physical boundary (i.e. fencing with planter boxes) that ensures social distancing requirements are adhered to.
  • Numbers should be placed on either side of the fence at least 1.5 metres apart to ensure both the Trainers and Jockeys adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • Where possible Trainers should provide instructions to their riders via phone or other means prior to the meeting.

Jockeys

  • Jockeys must have their temperature taken prior to entering the jockey’s area with the previously advised requirements adhered to in the case of a jockey having an elevated temperature.
  • Jockeys are to be segregated into rooms ensuring that the 1 person for every 2 square metres requirement is adhered to.
  • Have dedicated staff members to secure jockeys’ rooms at the direction of the Stewards;
  • Have dedicated jockeys room staff to clean jockeys’ rooms throughout the day, including amenities. Ensuring any meals areas remain hygienic and touch points regularly cleansed;
  • Provide sanitisers and disinfectant for jockeys to improve hygiene;
  • Provide signage in jockeys rooms to remind jockeys of personal hygiene;
  • Close spas (where applicable);

Race Day Equipment

  • Clubs that do not have separate sets of strappers bibs to use for each race, Racing NSW directs the discontinuation of their use until further notice. Clubs are not to recycle the use of strappers bibs throughout the day.
  • Where possible saddle clothes should only be used once per meeting.

Race Club Facilities

  • As detailed above, the restrictions on number of attendees at racecourses were lifted significantly. As a general rule, from 7 December 2020, the restriction on numbers of attendees is that the size of the racecourse (being the areas open to racegoers) is sufficient to ensure that there is at least 2 square metres of space for each person.
  • Racegoers do not need to be admitted by way of tickets to assigned seats or seating areas provided that numbers are capped to ensure that there is at least 2 square metres of space for each person in the areas open to racegoers.
  • An electronic record is required to be kept of all persons attending a racecourse, which must include the person’s name, phone number or email address and the time at which the person entered the racecourse.
  • Any hospitality areas where food and drink is served is restricted to the total number of customers calculated by allowing two (2) square metres of space for each customer (excluding staff members) in that area and a COVID-19 Safety Marshal is required in respect of any hospitality area that has more than 250 persons (excluding workers).
  • Race Clubs are required to develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan, which includes provisions in respect of physical distancing such as separation of seated groups, ensuring physical distancing between groups, preventing co-mingling of spectator groups and reducing crowding in areas where people stand (including along the railings at racecourses). The approved COVID-19 Safety Plan also provides that alcohol can only be served to patrons indoors if they are seated but otherwise does not impose such restrictions.
  • Race Clubs and racegoers continue to abide by existing COVID-19 Protocols including social distancing of 1.5 metres, sufficient space for one person per 2 square metres, good hygiene practices at all times and unwell persons not to be permitted access to racecourses.

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