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RQ statement on COVID-19

Racing Queensland has confirmed that race meetings across the state will proceed this weekend as scheduled including access to the public.

Earlier today, the Federal Government advised that all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people would be restricted from Monday, March 16 as part of a staged response to manage the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

In line with the Federal Government’s advice, meetings will proceed as programmed including tomorrow’s $1.6 million QTIS Jewel Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club.

Over the weekend, RQ will continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s racing industry and will continue to consult and communicate with its stakeholders as relevant information materialises.

A scheduled meeting on Monday with South East Queensland’s major thoroughbred clubs will proceed as planned with COVID-19 among the agenda items.

In the meantime, RQ reminds all stakeholders to ensure they are aware of the latest information from Queensland Health to protect themselves - and others - from transmission of the virus including appropriate hygiene measures.

Click here for the latest information from Queensland Health on COVID-19 including how to protect yourself and others and FAQs.