WA RACING UPDATE – COVID-19

6
Jul

The following update is to provide a reminder and further clarification regarding the transitional restrictions for WA racing venues. The transitional restrictions will be in effect until at least 12.01am Monday 12 July.

Transitional restrictions from 12.01am Tuesday 6 July until 12.01am Monday 12 July:

The following bio-security measures apply to venues located within the Perth-Peel regions:

  • Race clubs will be responsible for determining whether they allow non-essential personnel on-course under the 2sqm and 150 people rule.
  • Please note that racetracks are considered one venue and therefore can only have 150 patrons on-course in total, excluding staff. Essential persons attending for work purposes only are excluded from the 150 person limit.
  • To ensure compliance with the 2sqm rule, restricted areas will continue to be limited to essential persons only, including mounting yards, parade rings, kennelling areas and stalls.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when indoors.
  • Masks must be worn at all times outdoors where physical distancing is not possible, including but not limited to:
    • Greyhound Racetracks:
      • Kennelling areas
      • Parade areas
      • During the boxing of greyhounds
      • Catching pens
    • Equine Racetracks:
      • Mounting yards/parade rings
      • Horse stalls

The following requirements apply to all racing venues, irrespective of location:

  • Mandatory contact register – all persons on-course must register their attendance via the Safe WA App or manual registration.
  • Good hygiene measures should be adhered to at all times, including cleaning and disinfecting of all gear and equipment.
  • Anyone who has spent any time in the Perth or Peel regions since Sunday, 27 June must wear a mask indoors, and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible. Masks do not have to be worn while undertaking vigorous exercise, or if exempt.

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Any persons who have attended an exposure site or who is showing symptoms should not attend a WA racetrack, get a COVID-19 test urgently and follow any subsequent advice.

As a precaution, persons residing with anyone who is self-isolating or awaiting the outcome of any Covid-19 test should also not attend any race meetings.

RWWA would like to thank the industry for their ongoing patience and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times.