The Malta Racing Club is following the directives and precautions issued by the health authorities regarding the COVID-19 virus.
The Malta Racing Club is in direct contact with the Ministry of Health to safeguard the health and well-being of its members, employees, and all persons taking part in horse racing activities, including members, drivers, helpers, club officials, hippodrome personnel and spectators.
With reference to the measures announced by the government this afternoon, particularly the one concerning public events involving over 2,000 people, the Malta Racing Club has duly taken note of this. This measure is not expected to impact the horse racing competitions in the foreseeable future. So far, all meetings scheduled for the 10 days will go ahead as planned but the maximum allowed capacity at the hippodrome will NOT exceed the quota set by the government. The ticketing system at the hippodrome will be programmed accordingly to ensure compliance. Furthermore, avoid skin contact such as handshakes or embracing as a greeting.
As from yesterday, 11th of March, persons who enter Malta from France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine.
On the other hand, persons who have been in Italy, China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan, Iran and South Korea, from 27 February 2020 onwards, will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine upon their entry into Malta. This period starts from the last day that these persons were in any of these countries.
· Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if not available, use alcohol-based hand disinfectant.
· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or inner side of flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
· DO NOT sneeze or cough into your hands as you may contaminate objects or people that you touch.
· Dispose of used tissues immediately in bins; DO NOT leave tissues running around.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth before washing your hands.
· Keep a one metre distance when talking to someone who is sick.
The Association urges everyone to adhere to the instructions and advice given by the Superintendence of Public Health.
If anyone has any concerns please call 111 – the new COVID-19 helpline or 21324086 for further advice.