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COVID SAFE MEETINGS AND EVENTS

At the Australian Turf Club, our business never stopped as racing continued due to our comprehensive COVID Safe measures. With this existing knowledge we will ensure your next event is safe and successful during COVID-19 restrictions.

The following procedures are to be adhered to for events at Australian Turf Club venues:

  • Event organiser must provide contact details of all guests prior to event.
  • Temperature checks for guests upon entry.*
  • Hand sanitiser is available for guests at entry points.
  • Additional cleaning procedures in place for frequently visited areas including toilet facililities.
  • Reminders displayed to maintain safe physical distance of 1.5m from other guests.
  • Venues are operating at a capacity of one guest per 4m2.
  • Guests must be seated for the duration of the event. No standing functions.
  • Food and beverage service will be worked through with event organiser to ensure catering fits within NSW Government guidelines.
  • All ATC employees have undergone COVID safe training.

*Temperature checks and thermal imaging technology is available at an additional service cost.

Information correct as of 22 October 2020. For further information regarding the Australian Turf Club’s COVID Safe measures or holding your next event with the Australian Turf Club please contact the ATC Sales Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect? What COVID-Safe measures will be in place on the day?

Of course, our racedays are a little different at the moment. Our venues are open to a limited capacity to satisfying the 1 person per 4sqm law.


Strict social distancing restrictions will be in place, we ask that you please observe 1.5m social distancing at all times.


Patrons will have their temperature checked on arrival using thermal imaging technology.


To adhere to the Track & Trace Policy, all guests attending the racecourse must register their name and contact details with the Club.


We ask that you stay seated at all times. You can move with purpose to make food and beverage purchases, for wagering or restroom requirements or to visiting equine areas. If your area permits race viewing, you may stand or use outdoor seating areas to watch the race; we ask that you return to your seat immediately after.


All drinks must be consumed sitting down, and if you are standing to watch the races, we ask you to do so without a drink in hand.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as food and beverage outlets, function spaces and facilities (i.e. restrooms).


Signage will be displayed throughout the venue to inform and enforce health, good hygiene and physical distancing practices.

We ask that you respect staff and any COVID-Safe guidelines in place on the day.


To reduce hand-to-hand contact, our racecourses will be operating cashless food and beverage retail outlets and restaurants.


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Will I be temperature tested?

Yes, all patrons will have their temperature checked upon arrival using either hand held thermometers or thermal imaging camera technology. Find out more about the technology here.


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What if I register a high temperature?

Any patrons exhibiting signs of fever will be quarantined and reviewed by a medical professional for further assessment prior to entry.


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Are the racecourses cashless venues?

Our racecourses operate cashless retail outlets and restaurants for food and beverage purchases. Wagering operators will accept cash, with ATM facilities available for those wishing to withdraw cash for wagering purposes.


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Do I need the COVID-Safe app?

While it is not a prerequisite to attend, we strongly encourage guests to download this app so that they can be contacted if necessary in the future.