The NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association advises, that it has received a report of a person who has contracted Legionnaires Disease being on site within the past 7 days.
Testing on site has been undertaken in the past 24 hours, with advice provided by the Department of Health that the possible origin, if at the venue, is likely confined to the river bed area. Steps have been undertaken, in line with the Department of Health guidelines, to treat appropriate areas to mitigate potential risk. The Association has worked with GRNSW and GWIC to assess and address risk. As part of this process the Club is utilising town water for track watering, so to remove the potential of water vapour being present on the site at tonight’s race meeting.
P2 face masks have been placed at the entry gate, kennel block and race night office, should any attending person have a concern and wish to take further precautions. NSW GBOTA Business Operations Manager, Ellen Harris, will be on site and able to respond to any further queries as required.