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WNSWLHD encouraging racing fans to be COVID-safe behaviour’s driving force

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25 November 2021

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is encouraging residents and racegoers to double-down on COVID-safe behaviours ahead of the upcoming Bathurst 1000 Supercars event.

Mark Spittal, WNSWLHD Acting Chief Executive, said thousands of locals and visitors alike are expected to visit Bathurst for the week-long event, which begins on Tuesday 30 November.

“With a large number of people expected to be moving around the community there is an increased risk of COVID-19 spreading,” Mr Spittal said.

“Individuals and businesses can help minimise that risk and we need everyone to play their part.

“If you’re out and about in Bathurst remember:

• Every business and venue must make sure their customers and patrons check in using a QR code or register. Do this everywhere you go. If there are cases of COVID-19 detected this information is critical for contact tracing.

• If you’re not feeling well, or you live with someone who has any signs or symptoms, don’t attend any events. Stay at home, arrange to have a test.

• Only do what feels safe for you. Limit your contact with people, take hand sanitiser with you, wear a mask wherever it’s required, and at other times too if it makes you more comfortable.

• If you’re attending any race events, you’ll need to be double-vaccinated or have proof of exemption. Follow the COVID-safety requirements of the race organisers at all times.

• Get tested if you have any concerns. COVID-19 testing is available at the drive through service at the old Clancy Motors site from 8am to 4pm every day. Enter via Rankin Street and if there is a queue, please be patient and respectful.

“There will be a strong police presence in Bathurst over the weekend to help keep the community safe, and to help enforce public health rules.

“We are incredibly lucky to once again be able to host events like this in Western NSW and we, like everyone else, want people to be able to enjoy the racing in a safe way.

“It only takes a handful of people doing the wrong thing to undo the hard work of the entire Western NSW community, so we’re urging everyone to please do the right thing.”

COVID-19 TESTING CLINIC
Bathurst
252 Howick Street (Old Clancy Motors building)
8am to 4pm daily
*Entry through Rankin Street only