Queensland harness racing participants sent for Covid-19 testing

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission on Tuesday stood down four Harness racing participants as a precautionary measure pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic.

QRIC Stewards became aware today, that a New South Wales harness driver who had driven at Penrith on Thursday night and Bathurst on Friday night had been in contact with a person who is currently awaiting test results for the Covid-19 virus.     

The New South Wales driver has been staying with a Queensland harness driver and subsequently has been in close contact with three Queensland participants.

Acting Commissioner Mark Ainsworth said the New South Wales Harness driver has gone into immediate self -isolation, and the other three men are also considering self-isolating.

“None of the men are currently exhibiting any symptoms and Queensland Health has been providing advice to me since I became aware of the situation. 

“QRIC Harness Stewards have taken the appropriate precautionary measures to protect participants and the Industry.”