The Racing at the Cygnet picnic races will proceed for 2022 but with some changes and restrictions.
Patrons entering the races on Saturday, January 22 will need to show proof of double vaccination.
As of January 2022, anyone aged 16 years and over intending to enter any South Australian racing venue, for any purpose, will be required to show proof of double vaccination.
A COVID-19 Digital Certificate will be required to be sighted, at the racetrack gates via a smartphone, or via a printed immunisation certificate.
Where an official SA Health medical exemption is in place, proof of a negative COVID test result for the 72-hour period prior to seeking entry and full exemption details will need to be provided.
The requirement will be enforced by Racing SA and Racing Clubs at all venues.
For further information, see the Country Racing SA Industry Update.
Kangaroo Island Racing Club secretary/treasurer Greg Miller said another change was that the proceeds from the $5 entry this year will go to the KI Cancer Support Group.
There will be six races, with gates opening at 11am. There will be transport with the bus departing from the Ozone Hotel apartments.
Racing is set to continue with the 2022 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival's main event, the Kangaroo Island Cup Day on Saturday, Feb. 19.
The same vaccination requirements will apply.
KI Racing Club members have been working hard at the track making a new area for the trainers, who bring their horses over from the mainland.