Go-ahead for trials welcomed

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Today’s announcement that an agreement has been reached to allow racing trials to re-commence in Tasmania from next week (18 May) has been welcomed by Tasracing.

Chief Executive Officer Paul Eriksson said the decision was taken following a meeting between the Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, senior public health and Workplace Standards officials, and Tasracing representatives.

“It is obviously an excellent outcome for racing industry participants in Tasmania who have expressed a desire to return to racing as soon as practical,” he said.

“This is an important first step to racing resumption.

“As noted previously, Tasracing, in conjunction with the industry, prepared a Return to Racing Plan.

“We will now be working closely with each code on the specifics of the trials, and with Workplace Standards to ensure our trial-day procedures are in line with requirements to limit COVID-19 infection risks.”