Racing NSW has taken further expert advice and subsequent to the NSW Government announcing changes to COVID-19 orders, effective Friday 29 January 2021, the following changes have been made to Racing NSW COVID-19 protocols.
These protocols must be read in conjunction with recent releases made by Racing NSW.
Owners Permitted to attend Stables or Licensed Premises
Owners are permitted to enter trainers stables or licensed premises (including the greater Sydney area) 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.
Wearing of Face Masks – Greater Sydney Area
Following the relaxation of the face mask wearing orders by the NSW Government, the wearing of face masks is not compulsory for Essential Personnel.
However, barrier staff, Clerks of the Course and persons designated to ‘leg up’ jockeys in the mounting enclosure are still required to wear face masks whilst performing their duties.