Welcome to the Racing Victoria (RV) COVID-19 Information page.
It is important to note that the COVID-19 virus has not been found to impact horses, therefore all measures that are in place are aimed at protecting the people in and around the industry.
This page seeks to provide quick access to key information and links to important sources of information, including to coronavirus information on the Victorian Government’s website and the website of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The information provided by RV on its website is a guide only. Whilst RV will do its best to review and update any information as and when required to address updates from Government, you should make sure that you monitor and review the current advice and requirements of the Australian and Victorian Governments (and other States as applicable) to ensure that you are acting on the most up to date information. In the event of any inconsistency between any information on this website and any relevant State or Federal Government requirements, you must strictly comply with the latter.
Any information provided by RV does not constitute medical advice and should not be relied on as such. You should always consider whether any material provided by RV is suitable to your circumstances and obtain any professional and/or medical advice you consider necessary.
If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 you must get tested immediately.
If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you are required to:
The following section provides a snapshot of the COVID-19 coronavirus, your required actions and key contact details for health authorities and Government support.
COVID-19 remains an active virus, therefore as an employer you have an obligation to the industry and your staff to ensure that you act swiftly and appropriately if you or a staff member tests positive to COVID-19.
Refer to the link Business and work | Coronavirus Victoria. This outlines step-by-step the actions you need to take.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus. It was first reported in December 2019.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, chills or sweats, runny nose, loss or change in sense of smell or taste and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene and social distancing can prevent infection.
Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping your distance from others is the best defence against most viruses. You should:
Social distancing is one way to help slow the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. Social distancing includes staying at home when you are unwell, avoiding large public gatherings if they’re not essential, keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people and minimising physical contact especially with people at higher risk of developing serious symptoms, such as older people and people with existing health conditions.
Following are some of the key online information sources from the Australian and Victoria Governments for businesses and individuals seeking up-to-date information and support during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic:
Mental health psychological support for all registered and licenced participants and their immediate families.