The Victorian racing industry will mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for all staff and people involved with horse racing by the end of November.
The governing body, Racing Victoria, has announced that all staff, including trainers, jockeys, and race day officials, who attend Victorian racecourses, will need to get their first vaccination by October 16.
Racing Victoria CEO Giles Thompson said the rule would not affect race spectators yet, but it needed to prepare the industry for when people were allowed back to watch horseracing.
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Article written by: Emily Dobson, Emma Field, Shannon Schubert and Kimberley Price