Racing Ireland in consultation with the IHRB have developed a Covid-19 protocol
document for key personnel necessary to run race fixtures behind closed doors, or with limited capacity, as per Government guidelines.
document details Covid-19 protocols for each industry group and the procedures
which must be undertaken by all racecourses hosting race fixtures, to ensure
that racing will operate in a safe and appropriate manner for everyone.
webinars have also been produced by HRI and IHRB. It is incumbent on everybody in the
industry to familiarise themselves with the HRI protocols, to safeguard everyone's health and wellbeing.
Owners returning to racing: For more information on what Owners need to do when returning to racing, visit this link.
yourself familiar with the protocol document so you understand how they will be
implemented on race day. Everyone has a role to play and we need everyone to
commit 100% to the protocols and to make sure you understand your role on the
day. We ask you to pay particular attention to an area that is pertinent to
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Introduction to HRI Protocols for race meetings behind closed doors
familiar with the symptoms of Covid-19 and how to prevent it? Remember to
maintain social distancing, cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze,
do not touch your face and wash your hands frequently. If you are showing
symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or a high temperature or any head
cold or flu like symptoms, we ask you not to come racing.
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Medical Advice
The industry assistance programme (IAP) is a fully
confidential, free service that is available to everyone who works within the
racing industry. The service can assist you with a range of issues such as
finance, well-being, workforce issues. For the full list of services and to
make contact, visit www.workinracing/iap.ie
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Industry Assistance Programme
To return to racing safely, we are required to health screen all
attendees. The main aim is to make sure we are bringing a healthy population of
people to racecourses and preventing anyone coming racing who may potentially
have Covid-19 infection.
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Health Screening Explained
To return to racing safely, we are required to
health screen all attendees. All permitted attendees will be required to
complete a baseline questionnaire by no later than 6pm two days before their
first race meeting and by no later than 6pm the day before each race meeting
they are due to attend after that. On completion of the health screening
questionnaire a barcode specific to you will be generated. You must bring
this barcode to the race meeting for scanning on the day (it can be on your
phone or printed out). Details of the website/app will be communicated to
you before racing resumes on Monday 8th June.
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Health Screening Check-In Area at Racecourse
As with every attendee on a race day, stall handlers will be
required to complete a baseline questionnaire by no later than 6pm two days
before their first race meeting and by no later than 6pm the day before each
race meeting they are due to attend after that. You will not be allowed to
enter the racecourse without your barcode. Please make use of all the space
available when leading horses. Starting stalls will be power-washed and
disinfected prior to every race meeting and also disinfected between races. PPE
equipment will be provided to all stall handlers. We ask you to not to arrive
earlier than your normal start time and please leave immediately after the last
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Stall Handlers
HRI Covid Compliance Officers will be in attendance at
every race meeting to ensure the protocols are implemented and strictly adhered
to. The Covid Compliance Officers will
promote good hygiene, safe social distancing and will be available to answer
any queries you may have. The Covid
Compliance Officers will be clearly identifiable and will assist everyone in
the industry to become familiar with the new workplace and new requirements.
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Covid Compliance
the important changes and protocols that stable staff and trainers will have to
follow at race meetings including health screening, stable yard access,
micro-chipping scanning procedures, access to the weigh room, weighing-out
procedures, saddle collection and stewards enquires. Passports will have to be
uploaded online in advance and stable allocation will also be provided in
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Stable Staff and Trainers
An overview of the procedures jockeys must adhere to, to go
racing - including the health screening and wrist band process rules, arriving
at the racecourse, the jockey’s overflow room, access to the weigh room, mask
and social distancing etiquette and weighing-in and weighing-out instructions.
Click for page: Covid-19 Video | Riders Check In