NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for Race Meetings, trials & Training Facilities

08 October 2021


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 training facility or trials in the Greater Sydney Area must email the result of a negative COVID test to stewards@hrnsw.com.au undertaken within a 7 day period prior to the race meeting.
HRNSW advises industry participants that attend race meetings in the Greater Sydney Area (Menangle) a negative COVID test result must be submitted to stewards@hrnsw.com.au before attending any Trials or Race meetings in their Region following the Menangle meeting. This will be required until such time as the 80% double vaccination level is confirmed by the NSW Government.


Proof of vaccination is required to be provided to HRNSW before any person attends any race meeting, trials or public training facility.

Commencing with the Newcastle harness meeting on Monday 11 October 2021, if any licensed participant has not provided HRNSW with proof of vaccination prior to 9am on the day of a race meeting or trials, they will be unable to attend.

  • Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Central Coast)- Proof of both vaccinations required;


  • Regional areas- Proof of one vaccination required and second vaccination required prior to 1 November 2021.

Vaccination information, including COVID 19 vaccination certificates or Medicare immunisation certificates, can be sent to vaccine@hrnsw.com.au

Those documents can be obtained online or by contacting the Australian Immunisation Register
on 1800 653 809.


To facilitate the monitoring of the vaccination status for all licensed participants attending a race meeting or trials, Trainers are required to nominate a representative to act on their behalf if they are unable to attend a race meeting or trials, along with nominating a stablehand to accompany them on HARNESSWEB on their “MY NOMS” tab.

Link to previous notice


Face masks are still required to be worn by all licensed participants until further notice.

Any person wishing to make enquiries should contact HRNSW Stewards on 9722 6655 or
email stewards@hrnsw.com.au

HRNSW management reminds all industry participants of the available industry support program.

HRNSW will continue to monitor NSW Government Health Orders and will provide further updates to the HRNSW Industry as required.


Related News

6 December 2021
HRA Industry Notice – Mirror Block Blinkers Approved
Mirror block blinkers have been formally approved by the HRA Gear and Equipment Committee for use in Australian Harness Racing from 30/11/2021. The approval is subject to a safety review in 6 months’ time. HRA takes the process of approving new products very seriously as it impacts on the health...
1 December 2021
QBRED Nominations Extended to 15 Dec
Following a range of administrative changes to the QBRED nomination and payment process for the 2022 scheme, RQ advises that the 2YO and older nomination deadline has been extended until close of business on Wednesday December 15. Nominations can be made by completing the nomination form and submitting...
25 November 2021
Arrival Times - 2021 Inter Dominion Heats & Finals
Trainers with horses engaged in the heats and finals of the 2021 Inter Dominion Series (Pacers & Trotters) are advised that those horses are required to be presented in the stabling area of the racecourse no less than 2 hours (120 minutes) prior to the scheduled start time of the respective race....
19 November 2021
Furneys Stockfeeds - Product Recall
HRNSW has been advised by Furneys Stockfeeds that some commercially available feeds, in particular the following products, have been found to contain levels of cobalt above that specified on the labels. Trainers are advised that the following products should not be fed to horses as doing so may result...
16 November 2021
NSW: 2022 HRNSW Roadshows - Call for Submissions
As part of HRNSW’s commitment to providing information and receiving feedback on Handicapping and Programming, a series of Roadshows will be held across NSW in early 2022. In the first instance, HRNSW is calling for written submissions from the industry. These submissions will be used as the basis...
Click for more