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RQ statement on SEQ lockdown

31 July 2021

Racing Queensland has advised that all meetings, trials and trackwork within South East Queensland during the latest lockdown period will proceed.

As of 4pm on July 31, race meetings within the lockdown areas (Local Government Areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast) will be conducted as patron-free events and are restricted to essential racing personnel working at the race meeting until further notice.

All essential racing personnel are entitled to attend race meetings 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.

Race meetings conducted outside of the lockdown areas will proceed as scheduled with patrons able to attend.

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