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RQ statement on Greater Brisbane lockdown (March)

Racing Queensland has advised that meetings within South East Queensland during the Greater Brisbane lockdown period from March 29 to April 1, 2021 will proceed.

In conjunction with Queensland Health, race meetings within the lockdown area (Local Government Areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan) will be conducted as patron-free events and are restricted to essential racing personnel working at the race meeting.

All essential racing personnel are entitled to attend race meetings throughout SEQ for the purposes of work during this period, but must comply with all other Queensland Health directions.

This includes wearing face masks at all times (excluding jockeys and drivers whilst racing). Jockeys and drivers are required to wear face masks at all other times in the racing areas.

Race meetings conducted outside of the Greater Brisbane area will proceed as scheduled with patrons able to attend.

In line with Queensland Health’s requirements, anyone who was in the Greater Brisbane area on or since March 20, 2021 should follow the same lockdown rules where they are now or when they leave the Greater Brisbane area.

This will apply to licensed racing participants who reside outside of the Greater Brisbane area and attend race meetings or trials within the Greater Brisbane area during the lockdown period.

They will be subject to the same lockdown rules as those who reside in Greater Brisbane area and will only be able to leave home for essential reasons and must comply with all other Queensland Health directions.

Temperature testing of 'Essential Racing Personnel' will also be re-introduced at all TAB meetings during this period.

Click here to see the latest COVID-19 protocols as a result of today’s Greater Brisbane lockdown.