COVID-19 Information Page


Useful updates and information can be found here to help you through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 Alert Level One advisory
Official Notice detailing HRNZ’s COVID-19 Alert Level One Advisory.


HRNZ Order and Direction
Workouts, Trials and Racing - Alert Level 2 Safe Working Protocols

HRNZ Order and Direction
Training - Alert Level 2 Safe Working Protocols


Things to remember
Before you go to workouts, trials or race meetings


HRNZ Order and Direction
Workouts, Trials and Racing – ALERT LEVEL 3 Safe Working Protocols

WorkSafe does not accept any responsibility or liability to you, whether in contract, equity or tort, or under any other legal principle, for any direct or indirect losses or damage of any kind arising from use of this document. This includes any action taken as a result of reading, or a reliance placed on WorkSafe as a result of having read, any part or all of, the document.

Without limiting the above, you are advised that:

  1. The information provided is of a general nature only, and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.
  2. WorkSafe makes no warranties, guaranties or undertakings as to results that may be obtained from use of the document this endorsement applies to. Information provided is not professional or legal advice. Specific advice should be sought from qualified professionals prior to relying solely on any information in this document.

The information provided is not in substitution for or in any way an alteration to the laws of New Zealand or any official guidelines or requirements.

Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire
(referred to in clause 8.1.2.1 of the Order and Direction)


Racing industry "getting closer to normality”
Darrin Williams talks about racing’s resumption and what owners, trainers, drivers and everyone else in the industry can expect.


Industry questions
Greg O'Connor and Mick Guerin interview Chief Executive Peter Jensen, and get some answers on industry questions.

Part 1 - Return to Racing
Part 2 - Stakes and Owners
Part 3 - Communication and Cup Week


Industry Update
Resumption of Racing – Stakes Levels through to the end of the 2019-20 Season


Resuming Training under Alert Level Three
HRNZ has welcomed today’s decision allowing trainers to return to work when the country moves to Alert Level Three next Tuesday.


HRNZ Order and Direction - Return to Training - Alert Level 3

WorkSafe does not accept any responsibility or liability to you, whether in contract, equity or tort, or under any other legal principle, for any direct or indirect losses or damage of any kind arising from use of this document. This includes any action taken as a result of reading, or a reliance placed on WorkSafe as a result of having read, any part or all of, the document.

Without limiting the above, you are advised that:

  1. 1. The information provided is of a general nature only, and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.
  2. 2. WorkSafe makes no warranties, guaranties or undertakings as to results that may be obtained from use of the document this endorsement applies to. Information provided is not professional or legal advice. Specific advice should be sought from qualified professionals prior to relying solely on any information in this document.

The information provided is not in substitution for or in any way an alteration to the laws of New Zealand or any official guidelines or requirements.

Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire


RITA Industry Update
Return to Training


Industry Update - Revised Calendar
Revised Calendar - balance of the 2019/20 Season


Industry Update
Following the Government Announcement on Alert Level Three - 20th April 2020


Latest video update with HRNZ Chief Executive Peter Jensen
Dave Di Somma catches up with Peter Jensen on the state of the game.


Updated information regarding Farrier work
NZ Farrier's Association Facebook page summarises what MPI has agreed to allow Farriers to do under Alert Level Four.


Interview with Dean McKenzie from RITA
Dean McKenzie chats to Aiden Rodley about the impacts on Covid-19 and looking ahead.


RITA COVID-19 Update
An update from Dean McKenzie.


Statement from HRNZ Chair and Chief Executive
What does a return to racing look like?


COVID-19 Update - Training on Private Properties
Update related to what trainers can and cannot do on their own property.


Video Update with Peter Jensen
Dave Di Somma speaks to HRNZ CEO Peter Jensen about the current situation in the racing industry.


COVID-19 Update
A communication explaining the new MPI guidelines regarding the care of horses as an essential activity.


HRNZ Order and Direction - COVID-19 Pandemic
The most up-to-date HRNZ Order and Direction regarding the husbandry of Standardbreds.


MPI Questions and Answers Template
Ministry for Primary Industries Register for safe practice.


2020 Harness Jewels - What Alert Level 4 Means for the 2019-20 Harness Season
The HRNZ board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Harness Jewels.


COVID-19 Financial Support
Find out what financial support is available from the government.


Industry response to COVID-19


COVID-19 Latest HRNZ Update


Racing Industry taking steps in the face of COVID-19 threat


Industry Response to COVID-19


COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

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