The Valley track staff stood down after traffic controller’s positive Covid test

The Moonee Valley Racing Club’s entire track staff won’t be on track for Saturday’s meeting after an order from Racing Victoria.

Moonee Valley was the scene of a positive Covid case after a traffic controller tested positive to the virus after the racecourse was used as a bulk testing centre during Melbourne’s recent outbreak.

The Victorian health department ruled one member of the Moonee Valley track staff was a close contact of the infected worker.

RV stood down The Valley’s entire track staff for Saturday’s meeting.

Flemington track manager Liam O’Keeffe and his Sandown counterpart Tim Bailey will lead a makeshift team of stand-in track staff to ensure Saturday’s meeting proceeds.

The Valley’s track staff will need to produce negative test results on Sunday to be allowed back to work.

Originally published asThe Valley track staff stood down in Covid scare

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