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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.
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.
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.