Measures should be in place across the various yards you work in to maintain social distancing, however, as you continue to attend work at this time please take note that the greater the number of people you have contact with, the greater the likelihood that you will be exposed to Covid-19 infection and the greater the chance that you could pass it on, both to work colleagues and to your family.

Please take note of the following advice to be followed until further notice in addition to current to the current guidelines:

  • It is important that jockeys should ride out in one yard only
  • Travel to work alone or only with those whom you share a house with
  • Avoid contact with anyone over 70 years or with an underlying health condition, including family and friends
  • Hand hygiene and cough etiquette remains paramount
  • Do not attend work if you are unwell



If you become unwell with symptoms in keeping with Covid-19 infection, please stay at home and self-isolate. Contact your GP for advice on management and testing.
Please see the link below to the HSE website where useful information is available and the link to the information on the IHRB website.

It is hoped that racing will resume as soon as possible upon Government advice and in preparation for this it is vital that we have some idea of infection rates among our jockeys.
As such you are asked to contact Dr Jennifer Pugh, IHRB Senior Medical Officer, to inform her of any confirmed or probable cases of Covid-19. Your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will be for data collection purposes only.

Dr Pugh is also available if you do not have a GP and wish to ask for advice in relation to Covid-19 or any health matters at this time. Mobile: 087 2788717

Please note, Dietician Gillian O’Loughlin, and Sports Psychologist Ciara Losty are continuing to offer consultations by phone during this time