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Covid-19 Protocols for Participants - 12 August

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

12 AUGUST 2021

The NSW Government has today ordered the following Local Government Areas (LGA) as restrict lockdown LGA’s.

  • Bayside, Burwood and Strathfield.

This order is in addition to the Penrith suburbs of Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, St Mary’s, North St Mary’s, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park and St Clair  and the LGA’s of Fairfield, Canterbury, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown and George’s River also being declared as restricted lockdown LGA’s.

Racecourses and Licensed Premises – Greater Sydney (Except Randwick)

  • Participants whose place of residence is in the Canterbury LGA are not permitted to attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until further notice.
  • Participants whose place of residence is in the suburbs of Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, St Mary’s, North St Mary’s, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park and St Clair or the LGA’s of Fairfield, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown, George’s River, Bayside, Burwood and Strathfield may attend racecourses and stables (other than Randwick) on animal welfare grounds, on the condition they provide Racing NSW with a negative COVID test before attending and further negative tests every 3 days thereafter. Such persons may be subject to rapid covid testing by Racing NSW.
  • Participants who reside in these suburbs or LGA’s are not permitted to attend any race meeting or barrier trials.

Randwick Racecourse and Licensed Premises

  • Participants whose place of residence is in the suburbs of Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, St Mary’s, North St Mary’s, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park and St Clair or the LGA’s of Canterbury, Fairfield, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown, George’s River, Burwood and Strathfield LGA’s are not permitted to attend Randwick racecourse or Randwick licensed premises until further notice.
  • Participants whose place of residence is in the LGA of Bayside may attend Randwick racecourse and stables on animal welfare grounds, on the condition they provide Racing NSW with a negative COVID test before attending and further negative tests every 3 days thereafter. Such persons will also be subject to rapid covid testing by Racing NSW on a daily basis.
  • Bayside residents should obtain their 3 day Covid test from Histopath Pathology, Sydney International Airport Carpark who will return a result within 9 hours.  https://www.histopath.com.au/
  • Participants who reside in all suburbs or LGA’s listed above are not permitted to attend any race meeting or barrier trials.

Race Meetings – Greater Sydney Area, Central Districts, Hunter & North West, Western Districts and Newcastle.

13 August 2021 Muswellbrook *

14 August 2021 Kembla & Parkes *

15 August 2021 Narromine *

16 August 2021 Gunnedah

18 August 2021 Kensington *

19 August 2021 Hawkesbury *

21 August 2021 Gilgandra *

22 August 2021 Tamworth *

 * Denotes subject to Stay at Home Orders

  • Open to Essential Personnel only.
  • Closed to Owners, Members and general public.
  • Essential Personnel travelling from the Greater Sydney Area still require a negative Covid test taken within the last 7 days to be able to attend. No person from the 11 restricted local government areas in Greater Sydney and the 12 nominated suburbs in the Penrith LGA are permitted to attend.
  • For race meetings that are conducted in LGA’s subject to stay at home orders, in accordance with NSW Health Orders, Essential Personnel that reside outside these areas, who attend the meeting are subject to the same stay at home orders applicable to the area the race meeting when returning to their residence.
  • Compulsory wearing of N95 face masks.
  • Temperature checking of all Essential Personnel to continue.

Exposure Sites

  • With the growing number of exposure sites throughout the state and public transport modes that are considered close and casual contacts throughout NSW, participants are requested to be vigilant and continue to monitor the link below.

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

  • Racing NSW requires any person that has been to the venues listed in the link above or has the slightest of Covid symptoms, to follow NSW Health Orders, get test and self-isolate as directed. Further those persons must not attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until such time that they provide Racing NSW with a negative COVID-19 test result and approval is given from Racing NSW to resume attendance. All Essential Personnel must report to Racing NSW Stewards if they have been to such locations.

Use and Fitting of N95 or KN95 Masks

  • N95 masks are the most effective mask to prevent the spread of the Delta strain and accordingly persons are requested to use this type of mask. At a minimum surgical mask must be worn. Cloth masks are ineffective against the Delta strain and therefore their use is not permitted.
  • Mandatory face masks (N95) are to be worn by all persons including Essential Personnel and patrons (where permitted) at race meetings and barrier trials conducted throughout NSW.
  • Mandatory face masks (N95) are to be worn by all Essential Personnel in attendance on a racecourse or whilst working on licensed premises or stables in the Greater Sydney Area. This includes race meetings, trackwork, jump outs and barrier trials.
  • Government orders mandate that face masks must be worn at all times when in an indoor area of a non-residential premises throughout NSW. Premises include in the workplace, such as inside stable premises or offices.
  • The link below provides instructions as to how to fit the N95 mask to ensure it is providing the best protection from COVID-19.

https://racingnsw.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/ESVbT6Kx08hDtrMaI9pIP_YBujX_YTmElh6qB7f7ifgdYg?e=4ZG50I

 

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