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COVID-19 update | Changes to race-day attendance and procedures

Following the State Government’s recent move to re-introduce/announce certain COVID-19-related restrictions in South Australia, the following decisions have been taken by TRSA management, effective immediately:

  1. Re-introduction of temperature testing of all essential personnel at race meetings and trials.
  2. Complete separation is required between essential industry/racing personnel and the general public. There is to be no cross over or common areas.
  3. Continue with the practice of essential raceday personnel wearing a wrist band of a certain colour, issued at the time of temperature testing, plus creating a list of essential raceday personnel (i.e. trainers nominating in advance which staff members will be working for them on race day).
  4. Re-introduction of a moratorium on registered owners being considered for a stable employee’s licence/registration.

We are continuing to allow horses to be transported to South Australia from Victoria, provided the transport company is in possession of a valid permit issued by the Cross Border Unit of SA Police in SA. This will be monitored and if any changes are determined necessary further advice will be distributed.

Industry participants will be required to have their industry ID cards to access the course.

WHERE, WHEN & HOW MANY (subject to official directions from the State Coordinator)

Murray Bridge, Saturday, August 8:

The Murray Bridge Racing Club has advised a limited amount of spectators are allowed on course at this track, and pre-bookings are essential. The club has dining packages available. To inquire and book phone (08) 8532 2310.

Port Augusta, Sunday, August 9:

Racing at Port Augusta this Sunday will be limited to essential racing participants and racing officials only, with no owners, spectators or members allowed on course.

Naracoorte, Wednesday, August 12:

Racing at Naracoorte next Wednesday will be limited to essential racing participants and racing officials only, with no owners, spectators or members allowed on course.

We continue to operate under the restrictions in place and endeavour to communicate changes to all stakeholders and participants as soon as we can.

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