NZTR Covid Update
A meeting between NZTR and club representatives earlier today has put in place a structure around hosting attendees under Alert Level 2.
Clubs which believe they can cater for groups under the current criteria of 50 indoors and 100 outdoors, and with their own confined areas complete with toilet facilities, must submit their Plan to NZTR.
The Plan is peer reviewed by NZTR to ensure all protocols can be met before approval is granted.
While some clubs have adequate facilities to accommodate groups on-course in line with the current restrictions, there are others who do not and NZTR fully supports their decision to conduct their race day as a closed-door meeting.
As noted yesterday, the Cambridge JC meeting tomorrow and the Otaki-Maori meeting on Thursday will both be held as closed-door meetings. The Pakuranga Hunt meeting at Te Aroha on Sunday will also be a closed-door meeting.
Taupo RC on Friday will be open to owners, as will the Hawke’s Bay Racing Incorporated and Canterbury JC meetings on Saturday.
Owners with runners will need to register to attend and information regarding this process will be included in their Owners Letter.
Those attending race meetings will need to ensure they comply with the requirement to wear a mask at all times, other than when eating or drinking. They are also expected to remain within their own dedicated area and not to mingle with other groups on-course.
Licence holders are also reminded of the need to move within their own restricted area and not to mix with other groups on-course. The NZTR Compliance Officers will be present on-course and will be working to ensure protocols such as mask wearing, and social distancing are adhered to.
As flagged by the Prime Minister yesterday there will be a further update regarding Alert Levels following next Monday’s Cabinet meeting. NZTR will provide its next update after that information is processed on Monday evening.
Weights Return to Normal as from Saturday
As advised when it was introduced, the 1kg Covid allowance will cease for meetings after the running of the Taupo meeting on Friday 17 September.