COVID-19 Response and Updates
Greyhound racing will continue in South Australia, with further restrictions to race-days to ensure that our participants and greyhounds are able to continue their racing operations, in the safest manner possible.
GRSA will continue to be guided by both the state and federal governments on this matter, understanding that the current COVID-19 situation is unprecedented and is a constantly evolving matter.
We continue to prioritise the health of our participants, their families and the general community, stricter race-day regulations have been put in place, which include no access to the general public. GRSA are taking all measures to ensure the safe continuation of racing – the health and wellbeing of our participants and staff is our number one priority in this unprecedented situation.
Persons allowed on course are:
  • Licenced trainers and catchers who have greyhounds engaged at the race meeting
  • Essential staff

Please note:

  • That no owners or children are allowed on-course​
  • All on-course catering has been stopped, including any beverage sales.
  • No interstate trainers are allowed to race in South Australia in line with Government restrictions on interstate travel​

Social Distancing Rules in place at race meetings
Greyhound Racing SA has introduced a number of social distancing rules at all tracks for racing and trials to ensure all safety precautions are taken for participants and staff.
The social distancing restrictions are as follows:
  • Distancing of 1.5m must be adhered to at all times when at race tracks which includes in venues, the kennel house, parade area, walking to the boxes, behind the boxes and catching pen

  • Kennelling time will be extended for all meets to 1 hour and 15 minutes to spread the arrival time of trainers

  • Staggering admission of licenced participants into the kennel house in line with public spacing rules

  • All participants and staff entering race tracks must complete an infection disease declaration

  • Restrictions on the number of people in enclosed areas in line with social density recommendations

  • Alternative boxing - boxes 1 & 5; boxes 3 & 7; boxes 2 & 6; then boxes 4 & 8
Industry members can keep up to date with announcements by following the Latest News section of this website as well as the GRSA Registered Facebook and be sure if you haven't already provide your mobile number to GRSA for SMS updates.
As always, GRSA continues to be guided by state and federal governments on the matter, ensuring that the health and wellbeing of all participants, staff and dogs are its #1 priority.
We urge our industry to continue do the right thing by your family and industry – if you feel unwell or have a temperature please do not come to the track and contact a doctor immediately. Visit SA Health to stay across any updates.