COVID-19 Updates

11 Jan 2022
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 - Test Results
Any licensed participant who has obtained a positive result to a COVID test (either PCR or Rapid Antigen Test) MUST immediately provide HRNSW Stewards with the details of the positive result, including the date of test. In addition, any licensed participant who obtains a positive result to a COVID test...
22 Dec 2021
[NSW] COVID-19 - Sydney Metropolitan Region
HRNSW has been advised of COVID cases within the industry. Consequently, HRNSW urges participants particularly in the Sydney Metropolitan region to have a PCR COVID Test. In addition, any participant that has attended the Menangle & Menangle Park areas in the past 7 days as well as race meetings...
20 Dec 2021
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 - Newcastle & Maitland Race Meetings
Due to the continuing high number of COVID-19 cases in the Newcastle area HRNSW advises that only essential personnel will be able to attend race meetings at Newcastle & Maitland as follows: Tuesday afternoon 21 December 2021 Friday evening 24 December 2021 Tuesday afternoon 28 december 2021 Essential...
17 Dec 2021
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 - Newcastle Race Meeting Saturday 18 December
Due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the Newcastle area HRNSW advises that only essential personnel will be able to attend tomorrow nights race meeting at Newcastle (Saturday 18 December 2021). Essential persons include trainers, drivers, stablehands & raceday officials. Access to Newcastle...
16 Dec 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Removal of Restrictions for Unvaccinated Persons
Following the removal of restrictions for unvaccinated persons by the NSW Government yesterday, HRNSW advises that unvaccinated persons can now attend race meetings, trials and public training facilities, effective immediately. In the following circumstances, face masks will remain compulsory: •...
10 Nov 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions - Current HRNSW COVID-19 Protocols
HRNSW reminds all participants and persons involved in the NSW harness racing industry that the NSW Government health order requires you to be fully vaccinated to attend any racecourse at any time. In addition, HRNSW has continued to monitor NSW Government health advice and advises that the following...
5 Nov 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Restrictions Interstate Travel
In line with updated NSW Government and Health Advice regarding interstate residents entering NSW, licensed participants residing outside NSW are now able to attend race meetings, trials or training facilities in NSW provided they are fully vaccinated. HRNSW however will require a negative result COVID...
19 Oct 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - IMPORTANT Changes to HRNSW COVID-19 Protocols
With the State of NSW having reached the 80% vaccination level and consistent with previous industry notification provided by HRNSW, the following changes have been made to HRNSW COVID-19 industry protocols with immediate effect: COVID TESTS Industry participants are no longer required to provide a negative...
19 Oct 2021
[NSW] NSW: Mr David Reichstein - Inquiry Conducted
On Friday 15 October 2021, Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Stewards conducted an Inquiry in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that sotalol and temazepam had been detected in the urine sample taken from; JO JO ZIP following its win in race 5, the J O’SULLIVAN...
8 Oct 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for Race Meetings, trials & Training Facilities
COVID TESTS HRNSW advises industry participants that a negative PCR COVID test will continue to be required in the Greater Sydney Area (Menangle, Penrith, Bankstown) until such time as the 80% double vaccination level is confirmed by NSW Government. Any Licensee attending a Metropolitan meeting, public...