COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

This page serves as an information hub for VRC members and our community, and is updated as new information relevant to members, partners, industry participants and the wider public comes to hand. If you require specific information, please contact our Customer Service team by emailing customerservice@vrc.net.au

Current as at 10/06/21

Statement from the Victoria Racing Club: Country Race Day 

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) acknowledges the Victorian Government’s easing of some lockdown restrictions from 11:59pm Thursday 10 June 2021, and the advice from Racing Victoria regarding this weekend’s Victorian race meetings.

At this stage, we are hopeful that a further easing of restrictions next week may allow for the return of owners and spectators on course, and we are planning for a number of scenarios. We are closely monitoring the advice of the Government, health authorities and Racing Victoria, and will provide further updates accordingly. 

Staying COVIDSafe

Flemington is proud to be running a COVIDSafe venue to ensure the safety and comfort of all our members, patrons and staff and we ask that you please comply with the following requirements.

If you have been in a COVID-19 impacted area, hotspot or exposure site in Victoria, interstate or New Zealand, or reasonably suspects that a close contact has done so, you must immediately self-isolate for 14 days from last exposure and call the Victorian Department of Health on 1300 651 160.  You must not attend Flemington racecourse during this time.

  • For regular updates on impacted areas, hotspots and exposure sites please visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
  • For other states please refer to the relevant State Government Department of Health website.
  1. You will need to acknowledge a health declaration on entry to the course. If you are feeling unwell on the day, we ask that you do not attend and call us to advise. 
  2. You will need to scan a QR code on arrival at gate entry to register your details on the Victorian Government Service Vic App for contact tracing purposes.
  3. Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
  4. All food and beverage service is cashless.
  5. Patrons are required to wear a mask at all times when indoors unless eating or drinking, and are asked to wear it in situations outdoors where they cannot socially distance.
  6. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you do not attend Flemington racecourse.
     
Access to Flemington Racecourse

Following the announcement from the Victorian Government that lockdown restrictions on Victoria are in place until 11:59pm Thursday 11 June 2021, the Victoria Racing Club advises that Flemington Racecourse will remain closed to the public for the duration of the lockdown.

The course remained open to the public during last year’s lockdown with security guards and temporary fencing in place to manage access to the Flemington Horse Training Facility, ensuring the ongoing biosecurity of that facility.

Due to the sudden nature of this lockdown, it is not possible nor practical to mobilise these protective measures for this lockdown.

Current COVIDSafe event check lists