COVID-19 Updates

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...
6 Oct 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Pathway Protocols
The following HRNSW COVID-19 Protocols will apply to fully vaccinated participants. For the avoidance of doubt two inoculations are required unless a medical exemption satisfactory to HRNSW has been provided. Segregation of participants and on-course patrons will be enforced until 12.01am on Sunday 12...
24 Sep 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Restrictions Important Vaccination Information
HRNSW reminds participants that NSW Government Health Orders currently require authorised persons who enter into or exit any of the following LGAs of concern to have received, as a minimum, their first COVID-19 vaccination: Bayside Blacktown Burwood Campbelltown Canterbury-Bankstown Cumberland Fairfield...
24 Sep 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Regional Horses Racing at Saturday Metropolitan Menangle Meetings
Trainers from regional areas of NSW will be permitted to nominate horses which due to the NR rating of the horse have restricted opportunities in the respective Regions for Saturday Night Metropolitan Menangle meetings effective from the meeting scheduled for Saturday 2nd October 2021. To best protect...
21 Sep 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Stablehands & Stable Representatives
13 Sep 2021
[NSW] NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions - Regional NSW Harness Racing Meetings & Trials
Due to the continuation of regionalised harness racing throughout NSW and to facilitate licensed participants travelling to/from regional areas (outside Greater Sydney) that remain in lockdown, HRNSW has imposed the following requirements: Licensed participants travelling from a lockdown area to a non-lockdown...