HRNSW – COVID-19 Restrictions and Protocols - Interstate Travel

08 July 2020
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On 2 July 2020 HRNSW provided an update to the COVID-19 Restrictions and Protocols.

Following further consideration of the current COVID-19 climate by HRNSW, the following Protocols and Restrictions will be implemented effective from 10 July 2020:

Nomination of Horses Trained Interstate:

  • HRNSW will not accept any nominations for horses to race from any interstate trainers;

Harness Racing Participants Entering/Returning from Victoria:

  • Any Harness Racing Participant entering NSW or returning to NSW following interstate travel to/from Victoria for any reason, is required PRIOR TO TRAVEL to notify HRNSW Stewards and will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 clear days once returning to NSW, in accordance with Government guidelines and protocols.

For clarity, a quarantined period will mean:

  • No entry into any Race Track or Training Centre as a participant or spectator for a period of 14 clear days once returning to NSW.
  • Entry into a private stable address will result in the stable and all employee’s being subject to the conditions of a quarantined period for 14 clear days at the time of entry into the stable address.

(Conditions may be reviewed by the HRNSW COVID-19 Management Group following application)

Harness Racing Participants Entering/Returning from States OTHER THAN Victoria:

Any Harness Racing Participant entering NSW or returning to NSW following interstate travel to/from States other than Victoria, for any reason, is required PRIOR TO TRAVEL to notify HRNSW Stewards and will be required to provide HRNSW with evidence of a negative COVID-19 test prior to:

  • Entry into any Race Track or Training Centre as a participant or spectator;
  • Entry into a private stable address.


HRNSW COVID-19 Management Group reminds all industry participants that with the easing of restrictions within NSW, it is imperative that all Government guidelines and protocols are being adhered to in relation to Social Distancing and Hygiene.

HRNSW reminds all industry participant that as of July 1, NSW Regional boundaries will be removed. For clarity, this does not include State borders.

Race day Protocols -

Established COVID-19 Race Day Protocols will be retained at all race tracks until further notice. This includes but not limited to the nomination of Stablehand’s, Stable Representatives, Drivers Colours and all current documentation.

Application to Transport Horses -

Application to Transport Horses within NSW will no longer require application and approval from HRNSW Integrity Department, however, all interstate transportation will still require approval.

Additionally, all interstate transportation must now be performed by an Approved Transportation Company otherwise a quarantined period will apply on return to NSW.

 

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