NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions

12 August 2021
Logo

Lockdown Orders - Bayside, Strathfield and Burwood Local Government Areas (LGA’s) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Following the lockdown orders imposed by the NSW Government in relation to the Bayside, Strathfield and Burwood (LGA’s) and the lockdown imposed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), HRNSW advises the following:

The NSW Government Health Order allows licensed participants living in the LGA’s to attend to their horses on animal welfare grounds, which includes the feeding and exercising of horses.

Accordingly, licensed participants who reside in any of those LGA’s and the ACT may continue to attend their registered stable location, even if located outside of those LGA’s or the ACT, on animal welfare grounds, on the condition that they provide HRNSW with the result of a negative COVID test every 3 days.

In addition, it should be noted that licensed participants who reside in any of those LGA’s are unable to attend any race meeting or trials. Licensed participants who reside in the ACT are unable to attend any race meetings or trials outside of the ACT.

Trainers who reside within any of the nominated LGA’s or the ACT, who have a registered stable location outside of the LGA’s or ACT may make application to HRNSW Stewards to nominate an authorised representative to transport and attend to their horses at a race meeting. Those applications should be made by 4pm on the day prior to the race meeting on the following Trainer’s Representative form.

Link to form.

The authorised representative nominated by a Trainer will only be approved if they reside outside of the nominated LGA’s or the ACT.

Any trainer wishing to make application or to make enquiries should contact HRNSW Stewards on 9722 6655.

Participants are reminded of Australian Harness Racing Rule 238:

AHRR 238 – A person shall not fail to comply with any order, direction or requirement of the Controlling Body or the Stewards relating to harness racing or the harness racing industry.

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

 

Related News

18 October 2021
2021 Australasian Young Drivers Championship Cancelled
The Inter Dominion Event Committee (IDEC) along with Hosts, Harness Racing New South Wales and Club Menangle, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 edition of the Australasian Young Drivers Championship (AYDC) for a second year in a row. Due to the on-going uncertainty of interstate and...
13 October 2021
Vic - Remember to register your foals with HRV
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) issues a reminder to owners, breeders and studs to register their foals. To avoid any possible fees and to ensure that your foal is freeze branded and microchipped by HRV, the Certificate of Service (Foal Notification) form must be completed and returned to HRV as soon as...
8 October 2021
NSW: Notice to Industry - Hendra Virus
Hendra Virus has, this week, been reported on a property at West Wallsend in the Newcastle area in 7 year old unvaccinated clydesdale. It is particularly noteworthy as it represents the most southerly latitude that known Hendra Virus cases have been diagnosed. Link to Chief Officer Bulletin - Variant...
8 October 2021
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 October 2021
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...
Click for more