NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS (3 August 2021) – South-East Queensland
Racing NSW has taken further expert advice and the following protocols are currently in place to manage lockdown directions issued by the Queensland Government. These protocols must be read in conjunction with recent releases made by Racing NSW.
South-East Queensland Lockdown Directions
Effect today, persons who reside or who have attended South-East Queensland are not permitted to attend NSW racecourses or licensed premises until they complete 14 days self-isolation, outside of South-East Queensland, and provide Racing NSW with a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending a NSW racecourse or licensed premises. These persons must advise Racing NSW when the enter NSW and where they intend to complete their self-isolation.
Unless otherwise determined by Racing NSW, NSW Essential Personnel who travel to South-East Queensland are also required to complete 14 days self-isolation and provide Racing NSW with a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending a NSW racecourse or licensed premises.
Horses Attending Race Meetings
Subject to approval from the Queensland Government, horses from South-East Queensland may attend NSW race meetings if they are transported to NSW using commercial horse transport and they are not transported directly to the race meeting.
Horses are to be transported to an area designated by the Stewards and placed into the care of a NSW based participant to unload the horse from the transport vehicle. All gear is to be disinfected upon arrival.
Subject to approval from the Queensland Government and Queensland Racing, horses trained in NSW may attend race meetings in South-East Queensland on the condition they are transported to South-East Queensland using commercial horse transport and placed in the care of a Queensland based participant. All gear is to be disinfected upon the horses departure and return. The commercial driver, or any other person travelling to or from South-East Queensland, is not permitted to enter a NSW licensed premises at any time.