Following the advice from the Federal Government around COVID-19, Greyhound Racing NSW strongly advises that participants over the age of 70, should stay at home as much as practical.

The Government’s advice also should be taken by participants over the age of 60 who suffer from chronic illness.

In announcing the advice, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stipulated that it was for the protection of people in these age groups, “to limit their interaction with others in the community."

According to the Government, this advice does not mean people aged 70 or older cannot go outdoors, but they should be accompanied by a support person for the purposes of getting some fresh air and some recreation, and they should limit contact with others as much as possible.

While this may not be ideal for some members of our industry, GRNSW feels it is imperative that our participants heed all the advice the Government is issuing.

If any trainer falls into this category, they are still able to nominate their greyhound for race meetings, and then allow a licensed trainer to take that greyhound to the racetrack, along with written authority.

GRNSW reiterates the health, safety and welfare of our participants and staff in this unprecedented time is paramount.

For anyone in our industry who may be struggling in these times, please do not hesitate to call and speak with a qualified counsellor at any time by calling 1300 687 327.