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.
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.
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/
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.
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/
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.
|Benestar||1300 360 364|
|Beyond Blue||1300 224 636|
|DHHS Family Violence Crisis Response and Support||website|
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|Griefline||1300 845 745|
|Suicide Call back service||1300 659 467|
|Men’s helpline||1300 789 978|
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.