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With the Federal Government announcing its three-step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia, the requirement for clubs to commence planning their future racing and non-racing activities is timely.
Across Australia, restrictions will be eased gradually with a phased implementation plan targeting July, but each state and territory will decide on its own timing.
As restrictions begin to ease, clubs must still abide by the biosecurity measures mandated by Racing Queensland, including patron-free racing, until advised otherwise.
Phase one of the Queensland Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions – click here to see it – commences on Friday, May 15 at 11.59pm.
Key steps for phase one include:
For Outback Queensland, where there have been no COVID-19 cases, two special concessions have been made:
RQ strongly encourages clubs to review the information available and to assess their racing and non-racing activities in readiness for future easing of restrictions, and the Federal Government has published a 14-page toolkit to assist with this.
Click here to see the toolkit.
It covers three key areas:
Additionally, the Queensland Government has recently developed the following COVID Safe checklist – click here to see it - for dining at clubs to assist with the reopening process.
Further updates will be provided as appropriate.
Other supporting information
For the three-step framework for CovidSafe Australia visit: https://www.pm.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/three-step-framework-covidsafe-australia.pdf
For the roadmap to a CovidSafe Australia visit: https://www.pm.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/covid-safe-australia-roadmap.pdf