Coronavirus HRNSW Additional Protocols - Effective Immediately

18 March 2020

Following the Government imposition of a limit of 100 persons for indoor gatherings, HRNSW has introduced the following protocols, effective immediately, to ensure compliance:

All Harness Racing Clubs

  • Race Meetings to be restricted to 8 races (exception to be Bathurst during Gold Crown Carnival);
  • Trainers to be limited to ONE stablehand- Upon application to the HRNSW Stewards prior to 9.30am on the day of the relevant race meeting an exception may apply in the case of a trainer with three or more horses entered at a race meeting;
  • Participants to leave the track immediately after fulfilling their obligations in accordance with the Australian Harness Racing Rules;
  •  Licensees MUST report any symptoms to HRNSW Stewards to assist with NSW Health traceability.

Clubs with covered race stables

  • A single entry point to be designated into the covered race stables.
  • Participants (trainers, drivers and stablehands) to be counted in and out at the designated entry point by a security guard or Club official;
  • NO more than 100 persons to be in the covered race stables at any one time utilising the count in and out data to comply with the limit;
  •  NO other persons (other than HRNSW approved) to enter the covered race stables during the course of the race meeting. Clerks of Course horses to be stabled outside of the covered race stable.
  • Hygiene facilities to be available throughout the race track - soap and water.


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