COVID-19 Updates

9 Jan 2021
[QLD] Albion Park Meeting Tonight and Updated Queensland COVID Protocols
The Albion Park Harness Meeting tonight will proceed under strict protocols which will be enforced during this lockdown period. Please click on the link below to read the current racing protocols: https://bit.ly/3hVUX0Y For tonights Albion Park harness meeting: - Only essential licensees and staff can...
4 Jan 2021
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 Update
Effective immediately, the following conditions have been implemented by the HRNSW COVID-19 Management Team and must strictly be followed by members of the Harness Racing Industry so as to minimise risk within the industry. Face Masks All Licensed persons and essential staff are reminded that face masks...
18 Dec 2020
[QLD] QLD - Queensland Border Closed to persons that have entered a Hot Spot area
All licensees and their employees should be aware the Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COIVD-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Sydney Northern Beaches Local Government Area is a Declared Hotspot (effective 11 December 2020)....
18 Dec 2020
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 Update
Following recent developments with the COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Beaches suburbs of Sydney, for the protection of the harness racing industry, HRNSW advises that residents of the Northern Beaches or persons who have visited that area in the past 14 days are NOT to attend race meetings or training...
15 Dec 2020
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 Restrictions and Protocols Update
In line with the intention of the NSW Government to ease restrictions in accordance with Health Order No 7, from 12.01am on Friday 18 December 2020 Separation of Participants and Patrons The separation of participants and patrons will be removed and owners are permitted into the stabling area provided...
11 Dec 2020
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 Driver's Colours
HRNSW advises that commencing Friday 18 December 2020 all drivers are to wear the colours listed in official racebooks. Any requests from owners, trainers or drivers to utilise an alternate set of colours should be made in writing to HRNSW Stewards. For further information on this matter contact: HRNSW...
4 Dec 2020
[WA] RWWA, COVID-19 Requirements to Access All WA Racecourses Effective Saturday 5 December
RWWA would like to remind industry participants that anyone attending a race meeting or non-race day event will be required to register their contact details upon arrival to the racetrack, from Saturday 5 December. To assist in this, the WA Government has developed the SafeWA app. This is a free system...
20 Nov 2020
[NSW] NSW: COVID-19 Restrictions and Protocols Update
Interstate Travel In line with the intention of the NSW Government to remove State border restrictions from 12.01am on Monday 23 November 2020, after that time HRNSW will also remove restrictions previously placed upon participants entering NSW or returning from other States. Should the NSW Government...
29 Sep 2020
[QLD] QLD - Harness COVID Protocols Update
Participants are strongly encouraged to read the Racing Queensland Harness COVID Protocols following the review and update of some restrictions including those that affect participants crossing the Queensland border. Amendments to the Protocols are effective from 1 October. Please click on this link...
21 Sep 2020
[NSW] COVID19 Update - NSW Regionalisation Strategy Removed
HRNSW today addressed the regional racing strategy which will be removed for ALL harness meetings scheduled for Friday 25 September 2020 and beyond. Established HRNSW COVID-19 Protocols will be retained at all tracks until such time as rescinded by NSW Health Orders. HRNSW will continue to monitor health...