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Racing Queensland has advised that it will conduct patron-free race meetings until further notice including those involving the harness code.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, attendance should only be provided to key raceday personnel, which includes:
No on-course wagering facilities will be available, including TAB and bookmakers, and essential personnel will be required to leave the racecourse after their horses have run.
Additionally, children will not be granted access (unless licenced), while limited on-course food will be available with participants advised to make alternate arrangements.
As of today, only licensed trainers, registered stable hands, licensed drivers, RQ officials, club staff and essential personnel (vets, farriers, medical staff) will be permitted to attend trackwork and/or training centres within Queensland including trials.
This will continue until Monday, April 13 at the earliest.
In the meantime, RQ requests that participants and clubs familiarise themselves with on-course hygiene requirements including:
Further information in relation to COVID-19 will be provided to clubs throughout the week including further hygiene requirements.