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COVID-19 vaccination rule for WA racing revoked

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has repealed the local rule of racing which requires COVID-19 vaccination for racing participants. Chief Racing Integrity Officer Denis Borovica said the rule, which has been in place since 5 February 2022, had been vital in safeguarding the operation of racing through the pandemic but was no longer required. […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has recently issued new Directions, which provide some clarity on the enhanced COVID-19 public health measures that were implemented from Thursday, 3 March 2022. The following Directions are relevant to race clubs and the WA racing community and will remain in effect for the Level 2 period for public health and social […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has recently issued new Directions, which are legally binding and provide further clarity regarding the public health measures required for the racing industry from 31 January 2022. As previously stated, these public health measures take precedence over RWWA’s new local rule of racing for vaccination, which comes into effect on 5 February […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Please find below an important update on public health measures for COVID-19 within the WA racing community. Updated Public Health Measures – From 31 January In line with the WA Government’s expanded health measures, from 12.01am Monday 31 January 2022, the following will apply to all racetracks located in WA: Proof of vaccination: All persons […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has announced masks are mandatory for Perth/Peel and South West regions in all indoor public venues. Therefore, please note the following requirements will be in place for trials and race meetings, located within the Perth/Peel and South West regions: Masks will be mandatory in all indoor areas at racecourses in the Perth/Peel […]

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New COVID-19 vaccination requirements in WA racing

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is introducing new rules which require racing participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 12.01am, 5 February 2022. The rule will apply to persons essential to the running of racing, including licensed persons, RWWA and race club race-day staff, who may not already be captured by other government-issued […]

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ServiceWA app launches to help keep WA safe

The McGowan Government has today launched the ServiceWA app – a free, convenient and secure mobile application that will help Western Australians with WA’s Safe Transition. The app allows people to show proof of vaccination, check in at businesses and venues with SafeWA and access their G2G Pass for interstate travel – all in one […]

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WA Racing Update – January 2022

The WA Government eased public health rules for Perth and Peel from 6am Tuesday 4 January 2022, with the following measures remaining in place until at least 6pm Friday 7 January 2022: Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor settings, including any indoor areas at racecourses in the Perth and Peel area. Masks are […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has announced that the public health rules for Perth and Peel will be extended until 6am Tuesday 4 January 2022, with additional measures to be put in place for Perth Cup at Ascot Racecourse, on Saturday 1 January 2022. Perth Cup, Ascot Racecourse – Saturday 1 January 2022 Based on health advice, […]

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WA Racing Update – 23 December 2021

The WA Government have announced that from 6pm tonight, until at least 6am Tuesday December 28, the following public health rules will apply across Perth and Peel: Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor settings, this will include any indoor areas at racecourses in the Perth and Peel area. Masks are recommended to be […]

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WA Racing Update – Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

WA’s Safe Transition Plan (1000+ events) As part of WA’s Safe Transition Plan to safely ease border controls from 12:01am on Saturday 5 February 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for anyone attending a large event (1000+), including industry participants. Therefore, anyone attending a race meeting from 5 February 2022, where there is an […]

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WA Racing Update – WA’s Safe Transition Plan

The State Government recently announced WA’s Safe Transition Plan, which outlines Western Australia’s transition and easing of border controls, with a vaccination target of 90 per cent of people aged 12 and over. The State Government will set a date for the easing of border controls after the State reaches 80 per cent double dose […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The following update is to provide a reminder and further clarification regarding the transitional restrictions for WA racing venues. The transitional restrictions will be in effect until at least 12.01am Monday 12 July. Transitional restrictions from 12.01am Tuesday 6 July until 12.01am Monday 12 July: The following bio-security measures apply to venues located within the […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Following the WA Government’s announcement regarding interim restrictions, whilst the Peel and Perth regions transition out of the lockdown, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under the following strict bio-security measures. Interim restrictions from 12.01am Saturday 3 July until 12.01am Tuesday 6 July: The following restrictions will […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19 – Gloucester Park

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) would like to provide an update following recent speculation regarding COVID-19 and the Gloucester Park race meeting on Tuesday 29 June 2021. No RWWA official has tested positive to COVID-19. RWWA is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its participants and the wider community and at all […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19 (Part 2)

Following the WA Government’s announcement regarding the Perth and Peel region entering a circuit-breaker lockdown for a minimum of four days from midnight tonight, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) can confirm that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under the following strict bio-security measures, irrespective of location: Essential persons only on-course (please carry RWWA […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

RWWA notes tonight’s announcement by the WA Government regarding the Perth and Peel region entering a circuit-breaker lockdown for a minimum of four days from midnight tonight. RWWA is currently working through the new restrictions with Government to understand the impacts to racing and will advise industry participants as soon as possible. Please note that […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government have advised that effective 12pm, Sunday 27 June, restrictions have been introduced for Perth and Peel for a minimum three days, due to COVID-19. People are encouraged to check the exposure locations. Please note that racing, trialling and trackwork will continue under strict bio-security measures. Irrespective of racing venue, the following requirements […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

The WA Government has advised that restrictions will ease in the Perth and Peel regions as planned from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May, subject to no further outbreaks. These restrictions remain in place until 12.01am, Saturday 15 May. As part of the easing of restrictions masks are only required to be worn at WA racetracks within […]

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WA Racing Update – COVID-19

Please note that the WA Government have advised that due to an evolving situation relating to COVID-19, masks will now be mandatory indoors and outdoors for the Peel and Perth region. This means people in Perth and Peel – and anyone from Perth and Peel in other regions of WA – must wear a mask inside […]

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