A message from Perth Racing about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Perth Racing refers to the advice received from the Commonwealth and Western Australian Government that they are moving towards restricting public gatherings of over 500 people from Monday, 16 March 2020 but that there are no restrictions in respect of such gatherings over the weekend.

In accordance with that advice, the Saturday 14 March Ascot Racecourse race meeting will proceed as planned, with the venue open to all persons.

At Perth Racing, the safety of the club's members, guests and staff is always its top priority. Consequently, Perth Racing is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, following the advice of government/health organisations and taking appropriate actions to ensure everyone's well-being.

Perth Racing's precautionary measures include increasing the frequency of cleaning operations (particularly in Ascot Racecourse's high-traffic areas), providing hospital-grade hand sanitiser and briefing staff with the latest COVID-19 information. 

Perth Racing urges people to be conscious of the theirs and others health and welfare at all times. A person should not attend a race meeting if that person:

  • Is suffering from Coronavirus symptoms or is otherwise unwell
  • Has been to a country considered at higher risk of COVID-19 in the past 14 days 
  • Has been in close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have Coronavirus; or
  • Is in a high-risk group such as older people, people with underlying illnesses or those more vulnerable to respiratory disease and compromised immune systems

Health authorities are advising people to be calm and vigilant while going about their normal lives. Perth Racing looks forward to seeing you at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday and asks you to follow these healthy hygiene habits:

  • wash your hands regularly
  • cover your mouth/nose if you need to cough/sneeze
  • stay at home if you feel unwell or recently travelled overseas

Thank you in advance for playing your part in keeping everyone safe. Visit www.health.gov.au for the latest COVID-19 advice in Australia.