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The health and wellbeing of the Queensland racing industry’s 40,000 participants remains paramount during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In recent weeks, Racing Queensland has implemented strict biosecurity measures to ensure the continuation of racing during this time. Measures include:
During this time, the Federal Government has advised that COVID-19 has more serious impacts on people over 70 years of age and those with existing health conditions or comorbidities.
National Cabinet’s strong advice is for self-isolation at home to the maximum extent practicable for Australians who are:
Given the Federal Government’s health advice, RQ encourages participants who meet the aforementioned criteria to re-consider their ongoing attendance at all Queensland race meetings, training centres and any other licenced facility during the current COVID-19 conditions.
Whilst this is not currently a mandatory requirement, it is strongly advised.
A fact sheet for older Australians is available online – click here to download it – which provides further advice from the Department of Health.
Click here to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 advice from Racing Queensland.