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COVID Update - Victorian COVID-19 cases (1st June)

COVID-19 Update for Industry Participants
1 June 2021

Racing NSW has implemented the following COVID-19 protocols in respect to persons and horses travelling from Victoria, in response to the significant number of places of high concern (tier 1) and concern (tier 2) released by the Victorian Government and the continuing positive COVID-19 cases.

Persons Travelling from Victoria.
Persons that have been to a Victorian place of high concern (tier 1) or of concern (tier 2) during the relevant periods listed at the link below, are not permitted to attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises for 14 days after they have been at that place and must provide Racing NSW with the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken on day 14 before entering.

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

Any person that has been in the Greater Melbourne Area or a Victorian local government area of concern (listed below) on or after 26 May 2021, are not permitted to attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises for 14 days after they have been in the area of concern and they provide Racing NSW Stewards with the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken on day 14 before entering.

Any person that has been in the Greater Melbourne Area or a Victorian local government area of concern (listed below) between 12 May 2021 and before 26 May 2021, are not permitted to attend a NSW racecourse or licensed premises until they provide Racing NSW Stewards with the results of a negative COVID-19 test.

Greater Melbourne, comprising the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

Banyule City, Bayside City, Boroondara City, Brimbank City, Cardinia City, Casey City, Darebin City, Frankston City, Glen Eira City, Greater Dandenong City, Hobsons Bay City, Hume City, Kingston City, Knox City, Manningham City, Maribyrnong City, Maroondah City, Melbourne City, Melton City, Monash City, Moonee Valley City, Moreland City, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Nillumbik Shire, Port Phillip City, Stonnington City, Whitehorse City, Whittlesea City, Wyndham City, Yarra City, Yarra Ranges Shire.

Horses travelling from Victoria.
Effective immediately horses are not permitted to be transported directly from Victoria to a training stable or racecourse (other than originating from the NSW/Victorian Border Region) but may be transported to a spelling, pre-training or non-licensed property that is not located on a racecourse or where horses are in training and being transported directly to a race meeting.

Upon arrival at the property, the following unloading procedures must be implemented.

a. The driver is to unload horses from the vehicle and ensure that he or she maintains social distancing from any person on the property.

b. Any person located on the property is not permitted to enter the transport vehicle and must ensure he or she maintains social distancing from the driver.

c. Horse/s are to be placed into an outside yard or paddock (and must not be taken into a stable by the driver) designated by the property.

d. All gear including halter and lead must be returned to the vehicle by the driver and must not be left at the property.

e. Any gate or other item touched by the driver should be cleaned and disinfected.

f. Horse/s are to remain at the property for at least 3 hours, after which time they can be transported to a licensed premises or stables by a NSW based vehicle and driver.

NSW/Victorian Border Residents.
Licensed Persons, Officials, Race Club Employees & Service Providers
1. Victorian residents who currently reside in the border region (set attached map) can attend NSW licensed premises and racecourses provided they have not been to a place or high concern (tier 1) or concern (tier 2) or the Greater Melbourne Area or a Victorian local government area of concern on or after 26 May 2021.

2. NSW residents can travel within the border region (including Victoria) and may also travel outside the border area within NSW and attend any NSW licensed premises or racecourse, provided they have not been to a place or high concern (tier 1) or concern (tier 2) or the Greater Melbourne Area or a Victorian local government area of concern on or after 26 May 2021.

 

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