Covid protocol reminder from HRNZ

With so many race meetings on now and the threat of Omicron ever present, everyone at racecourses around the country are being reminded to play by the rules.

You must wear a mask at all times. Drivers can remove these when on the track but must put it on again when in the stables. Generally the only exemption is when eating or drinking.

If you have an exemption from wearing a mask, you must produce this when requested by the RIB or a staff member at the racecourse. This pass is issued from the Ministry of Health. Any other documentation (ie letter from a doctor) will not be accepted and you will be required to wear a mask immediately or leave the premises.

Where possible all licence-holders (owners, stablehands, drivers, trainers etc) should exit the racecourse as soon as practicable after your horse has raced.

Failure to comply with an instruction from the RIB, racecourse staff or the HRNZ Order and Direction will be considered a breach of the Rules Of Harness Racing and may result in consequences associated with that breach.

The HRNZ Order and Direction can be viewed here 

Other useful information includes that people on-course must be in pods of 100 and there can be no cross-over between pods. Anyone going on course has to contact the clubs involved and pre-register.

Everyone must be double vaccinated and show their vaccine pass at the gate before going onto a racecourse. Social distancing is also important.

It's vital we comply with the laws set down by the Government to ensure racing continues.

Please by patient and considerate of others, and think of the greater good.

Addington Raceway has also sent out a notification re Covid protocols, to view click here 

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