Forbury Park meeting going ahead at Wyndham

Tomorrow's Wyndham trotting event is still on and a mini-bus will take people there from Dunedin’s Forbury Park.

The Covid-19 Red traffic light setting imposed on New Zealand this week, including public gathering limits, has resulted in widespread event cancellations, but racing is continuing throughout the country.

Stricter requirements apply at venues.

Forbury Park was deemed surplus to the industry’s requirements from August last year, forcing the club to take the show on the road.

‘‘We’re looking forward to a good day,’’ Forbury Park Trotting Club committee member Lex Williams said ahead of the trip south.

‘‘We’ve got good fields.

‘‘I just hope my horse wins.’’

All people on the course will be required to produce a Covid-19 vaccine pass to enter, apart from children aged under 12 years and three months.

There can be public pods of up to 100 people.

They would have to be kept separate and have their own hospitality services.

Mr Williams did not expect public attendance to exceed 100 people for a midweek meeting.

Masks are required, along with physical distancing and standard hygiene procedures.

People who were unwell should stay away, Harness Racing New Zealand said.

Harness racing is also due to happen at Invercargill on Saturday.

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