COVID-19: Procedures, Guidelines, Documents & Resources for Clubs, Industry & Participants

COVID-19
Reporting Form
HRV OHS Reporting Line
03 9214 0664
HRV has established procedures and guidelines that must be adhered to by all Participants and Country Clubs in relation to COVID-19 and additional protocols which must be complied with.  

The following must be read and complied with:

As the COVID-19 crisis is continuing to change at a rapid pace, it is advisable that Participants and Country Club personnel to continue to monitor updates to this page.

COVID-19 Reporting Obligations

The following policy and procedure must be complied with by individuals when responding to a case of COVID-19:

Participants, Club Officials, HRV and Tabcorp Park employees, volunteers and third parties (i.e.- contractors and consultants) must immediately report to HRV any instances where you have:

  • Undertaken a COVID-19 test and are awaiting results.
  • Returned a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Been identified by DHHS as a close contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

You must report via online COVID-19 Reporting Form, or alternatively, by calling HRV’s OHS Reporting Line on 03 9214 0664.

If you fall under the categories above, you must not attend any race meetings, trial meetings or have any interactions with anyone from the industry until you have completed the form, and been medically cleared.

Race Track Access and Operational Procedures
 

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Gathering and Social Distancing Guidelines
 

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Declaration by person entering a track (COVID-19)
 

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Mass Gatherings Directive No 3 (Victorian Government Gazette) No. S156

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Federal and Victoria Government Assistance

In addition to Federal and State Government services, the banks are an important point of contact for businesses and individuals. Provided below are weblinks to COVID-19 information pages developed by the banks to provide support during COVID-19.

ANZ: https://www.anz.com.au/promo/covid-19/

Bendigo Bank: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/help/coronavirus-assistance-package/

CBA: https://www.commbank.com.au/latest/coronavirus.html

NAB: https://www.nab.com.au/personal/customer-support/covid19-help

Westpac: https://www.westpac.com.au/help/disaster-relief/coronavirus/

Financial Counselling

Financial counselling is a free and confidential service offered by community organisations, community legal centres and some government agencies. Money Smart can be accessed: https://moneysmart.gov.au/

Business Action Plan Checklist

Paul Dobson from Kelly Partners Chartered Accountants which has a niche harness racing advisory business, has developed a COVID 19 Business Action Plan Checklist for to help participants develop a plan to survive and hopefully rebound from this dramatic downturn.

Click here for the COVID 19 Business Action Plan Checklist

For more information on Kelly Partners Chartered Accountants harness racing advisory business including the contact information for Paul Dobson can be accessed through the following link: https://www.sbgaccountants.com.au/niches/harness-racing/

Race Track Access and Operational Procedures
 

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Infectious disease management guidelines for clubs conducting trials
 

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Club Race meeting and Trials checklist
 

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HRV Coronavirus Hospitality guidelines for clubs
 

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Hospitality Industry Guidelines for coronavirus
 

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HRV understands that during the current health crisis people (or participants) may have a feeling of uncertainty and it is normal to develop feelings of stress and anxiety about the future.

HRV has an Industry Assistance Program (IAP) as well as other counselling services which are accessible at no charge to HRV participants. HRV strongly encourages utilising these services if you are feeling stressed, anxious or just want to talk to someone regarding your concerns. This service is completely free and confidential and is available to your immediate family members as well.

IAP

Benestar 1300 360 364
  www.benestar.com

 

General Information

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Heads Ups www.headsup.org.au
DHHS Family Violence Crisis Response and Support website
White Ribbon website

 

Counselling Services

Lifeline 13 11 14
Griefline 1300 845 745
Suicide Call back service 1300 659 467
Men’s helpline 1300 789 978

 

Welfare benefits

Centrelink www.centrelink.gov.au

Participants Guidelines
 

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Coronavirus Safety Message - Participants

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Coronavirus Safety Message - Industry Assistance Program (IAP)
 

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Coronavirus FAQ Sheet
 

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Coronavirus Official App

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/04/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-informed-through-the-coronavirus-app.jpg

Keeping Your distance

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-your-distance.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Print ads – Good hygiene is in your hands

This print ad promotes good hand washing practices to help stop the spread of COVID-19

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-print-ads-good-hygiene-is-in-your-hands

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Keep that cough under cover

This poster promotes good hygiene practices when coughing and sneezing to prevent the spread of COVID-19

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keep-that-cough-under-cover

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Print ads – Simple steps to stop the spread

This print ad promotes the simple steps you can take to help stop the spread of COVID-19

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-print-ads-simple-steps-to-stop-the-spread

Ten ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/202003/Ten%20ways%20to%20reduce%20your%20risk%20of%20coronavirus_0.pdf

Wash your hands regularly - poster

Poster outlining why and how you should wash your hands. One of the main reasons is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/publications/policiesandguidelines/wash-your-hands-regularly-poster

Social Distancing for Horse Folk - Infographic

https://www.thetrots.com.au/hrv/assets/Image/social-distancing-for-horsey-folk.png

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) has developed a specific industry participant welfare hotline.

The hotline can be accessed via (03) 9214 0663 during business hours, Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5pm).

Participants are encouraged to use the website for information relating to COVID-19 and other harness racing matters.

However, any participant who needs more information relating to business or welfare enquiries should use the hotline (03) 9214 0663.