Following the Victorian Government introducing lockdown orders effective from 12:01am on 13 February 2021 until 11:59pm 17 February 2021, and the NSW Government response to the lockdown orders, Racing NSW has taken expert advice in respect to attendance at NSW racecourses and licensed premises.
Racing NSW directs that any person that has been in Victoria (other than those who have only been in the NSW/Victoria border community) on or since 29 January 2021 must not, without the permission of Racing NSW, attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until further notice and must comply with the NSW Government orders.
Those persons who have only been in Victoria in the area defined as the NSW/Victoria border community since 29 January 2021 and have not been to any other area of Victoria may attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises, provided that they wear a face mask at all times while in attendance at these venues.
Further, jockeys in this category are to be segregated in a separate jockeys room on raceday from the jockeys who have not been to Victoria since 29 January 2021.
Racing NSW shall continue to monitor the COVID-19 cases in Victoria and provide a further update tomorrow in respect to restrictions on persons who have been in Victoria since 29 January 2021.
Note: NSW/Victoria border community means the area previously described as such in NSW Public Health Orders, specifically being a community that a reasonable person would consider to be a community located at or near the border.