Covid-19 Race Day Information

Covid-19 Race Day Information


Muswellbroook Race Club is committed to helping control the spread of Covid-19

Managing Covid-19

This plan is to be read in conjunction with the latest Racing NSW Covid-19 Policy Document (download here) which details any current Government restrictions and how those restrictions affect race clubs.
All persons attending Muswellbrook Race Club are encouraged to download and have operational the COVIDSafe App, including having their Bluetooth settings turned on whilst attending. To assist with your entry requirements to our race club, we encourage you to download the NSW Services App onto your smart phone prior to coming to our venue so you can register your attendance on arrival.
Special Covid info for patrons from the Greater Sydney Area attending Muswellbrook Races
Race meetings that are conducted outside the Greater Sydney Area, the General Public are permitted to attend along with Owners and Members, subject to the conditions below.

Persons are not permitted to attend racecourses if
• they have attended a location or travelled on transport identified by the NSW Government as being a close or casual contact to COVID-19 in the link below.
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
• they reside (or are currently residing) in the suburbs of Auburn, Berala, Lidcombe North, Regents Park and Rookwood are not permitted to attend racecourses until further notice.
• they reside (or are currently residing) in the Northern Region of the Northern Beaches.
• Other than the above areas, there are no restrictions around travelling to or from regional or rural NSW, or other areas of NSW. However, NSW Health currently recommends delaying non-essential travel within NSW, especially between Greater Sydney and regional areas.

View the latest information from NSW Health Here

In addition, the following local rules apply at Muswellbrook Race Club. (Updated 31st December 2020)

1. Access to the racecourse for Owners, Members & Patrons is via the Public Entrance only (Sheppard Ave). Trainers, Strappers and their horses must also use the Float/Public Entrance (Sheppard Ave) and park in the designated Horse Truck/Float Areas. Race Day Jockeys and Officials are to use the Member’s (Racecourse Road Western) Entrance.

2. Owners, Members and Patrons are allowed to attend race days under the conditions that:
a. They park their vehicle in the designated area in the Public Carpark.
b. Do not enter the tie-up stalls, mounting yard and other areas identified for essential race day staff and officials only.
c. Remain in the allocated area for Members, Owners and Patrons and not enter restricted areas as determined by signage and barricading
d. Observe social distancing of 1.5m at all times
e. Check-in at the front gate / ticket box and provide their contact details upon entry
f. You currently do not reside in the Greater Sydney area hotspots as identified by NSW Health.

3. Alcoholic beverages need to be consumed at a seated table within the Grounds. Patrons are not permitted to walk around the grounds with their drinks.

4. TAB and Bookie facilities will be available for use with social distancing to be observed.

5. Limited Lunch options are available. Check each race days information page for details.

6. Please note, due to Covid restrictions only 6 people can sit at a table.

7. You may be subjected to temperature checking upon arrival.

To stop the spread of Covid-19:
• Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
• Maintain at least 1.5 metre distance between yourself and any other person who is not a member of your household.
• Practice respiratory hygiene - Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and as soon as possible, thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water and avoid touching any surfaces until you have done so.
• Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth - Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
• If you have any of the following symptoms; fever (high temperature), cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early - Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. You should isolate yourself and immediately seek medical advice by calling Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 or your medical practitioner.

Please help us to keep everyone safe at Muswellbrook Race Club