GRNSW & GWIC UPDATE: TEMPERATURE TESTING
Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission (GWIC) have announced that commencing this Monday, April 6, all participants and staff attending a NSW greyhound race meeting will be temperature tested at the entry gate, before being permitted to enter the venue.
The joint initiative is the latest strict biosecurity measure to be put in place for the health and safety of everyone attending NSW greyhound race meetings, in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
The testing will be conducted at each of the 11 venues which conduct meetings under the revised GRNSW regional zoning schedule.
Once successfully tested, everyone receives a wristband to wear which shows they have safely entered the venue without having an elevated temperature.
If a participant displays an elevated temperature, they will have the opportunity for a second test, 10 minutes later, and if their temperature reading is still elevated, they will be denied entry and their greyhound will be declared a late scratching.
If a Race Club or GWIC staff member displays an elevated temperature, they will have the opportunity for a second test, 10 minutes later, and if their temperature is still elevated, they will also be denied entry and immediately stood down from the meeting and sent home.