COVID-19 Protocol

STAY SAFE, RACE SAFE

To keep you, our staff and the wider community safe we've made changes to our racing procedures in line with HSE guidelines and COVID-19 best practices.

With the return to trials on June 8th, and racing from June 29th, a number of important changes have been put in place.

These are important for everyone’s safety and to ensure we can continue to race so please make sure you are familiar with them and know your role in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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Please note that following the production of this video, an amendment to the trap loading procedure was introduced. The change will see greyhounds loaded in the order 1 – 3 – 5, followed by traps 2 – 4 – 6 while maintaining distance from others, subject to those loading greyhounds wearing a suitable face covering. Please refer to the full protocol below for more. 

READ OUR RACING COVID-19 PROTOCOL

VIEW HSE RESOURCES ON HAND-WASHING AND COVID-19

Trialling of Greyhounds

Greyhound Trials will recommence from June 8th, please visit the Booking Trials section to find out more. 

Owners and Trainers are requested to bring their own muzzles and trap sheets when attending an Official Trial Session. Official Trials will be by appointment only, no exceptions.

Resumption of Racing

Racing will commence behind closed doors on June 29th with a strict 'one man, one dog' policy. Additional people will not be permitted entry to the kennels / racing area. 

Please ensure that you are complying with the latest Government COVID-19 guidelines. Do not attend if you are displaying symptoms.

What can owners & trainers bring racing?

Owners and Trainers are requested to bring the absolute minimum racing accessories when travelling to the stadium.

It is recommended that the following list not be exceeded:

  • One collar and lead per greyhound.
  • One Kennel Muzzle per greyhound.
  • One Racing Muzzle/Racing Sheet per greyhound.
  • One Kennel Cover. In the event this is not required for racing, you are requested to leave in your vehicle.
  • One Parade Cover. In the event this is not required for racing you are requested to leave in your vehicle.
  • One pan per greyhound.
  • One container of water/electrolyte solution per greyhound. If you would rather administer post-race fluids to your greyhound in your vehicle after racing, then the water/electrolyte solution should be left in the vehicle with the greyhound’s pan.
  • Petroleum Jelly but only if required

You may also wish to bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves, hand sanitiser and face masks. Hand sanitiser and hand wash facilities will be available throughout the stadium. 

STRICT PROCEDURES WILL BE IN PLACE FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY,  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU READ IN FULL THE FOLLOWING:

GRI Return to Racing - Owner & Trainer Protocols when attending Stadia

 

*Please note that GRI reserve the right to make changes as/when Government guidelines change. You must also exercise your own personal responsibillity in preventing the spread of COVID-19.