GRV continues to take advice from the Chief Health Officer with the health and wellbeing of our participants and staff and the welfare of our dogs the key priorities.
In recent days GRV has been working with Greyhound Clubs Victoria, our 13 race clubs, GOTBA, Government, Greyhounds Australasia, all our interstate counterparts and other racing codes to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, protect our participants, care for our dogs and ensure racing continues.
To achieve our goals, every single person in our sport will have a part to play.
In coming days, in concert with those mentioned above, we will continue to keep you informed across all communication platforms about measures we are taking to minimise the spread of the virus and keep on racing.
While the public is no longer attending race meetings it is particularly important that all participants and GRV and club representatives on track abide by protocols established in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer.
We will also be providing information and advice on hygiene, amendments to on-track protocols, advice around off-track issues, understanding the needs of participants and our dogs and biosecurity measures to both minimise the chance of participants and club and GRV staff contracting the virus and what to do in the event that you do.
Anyone with specific concerns and suggestions can let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, they can contact their local club, GCV or GOTBA.
Public health information is available at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19.
These are challenging times for all of us but I know that the greyhound racing family is a close one and by working together we can look after each other, our dogs and our sport.
Take care and good luck to all connections with runners in the Shepparton Cup Saturday night.
– Alan Clayton (GRV CEO)