NSW: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions

28 July 2021
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NSW Government Lockdown Orders Local Government Areas.

Following the additional lockdown orders imposed by the NSW Government from midnight 28 July 2021, the following Local Government Areas (LGA’S) are now affected:

 

  • Fairfield;
  • Canterbury-Bankstown;
  • Liverpool;
  • Cumberland;
  • Blacktown;
  • Parramatta;
  • Georges River;
  • Campbelltown.

In relation to those LGA’s, 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 who have a registered stable location outside of their LGA, can continue to attend their stable location on animal welfare grounds, on the condition that they provide HRNSW with the result of a negative COVID test every 72 hours.

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 conducted outside of the LGA in which they reside.

Trainers who reside within any of the nominated LGA’s, who have a horse nominated for a race meeting or trials outside of their LGA, can make application to HRNSW Stewards to nominate an authorised representative to transport and attend to their horses at the race meeting or trials.

Those applications should be made by 4pm on the day prior to the race meeting or trials 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.

In relation to race meetings and trials conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle and Bankstown, Trainers residing within those LGA’s MUST only use a Driver and/or Stablehand from the same LGA.

Similarly, a Trainer from outside the lockdown zone of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour must only use a Driver and Stablehand from outside that lockdown zone.

Licensed participants who enter the lockdown zone at any time are reminded that they MUST comply with NSW Government Health Orders once they leave the lockdown zone.

Link to NSW Government Covid-19 website

Importantly, licensed participants should ensure that they have advised HRNSW of their current residential address.

Any enquiries should be made to HRNSW Stewards on 9722 6655.

 

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