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Temporary suspension of Breathalyzer Testing

07:56 AM 14 Mar 2020 NZDT
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Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario,Harness racing

Please note that as announced in Industry Notice: AGCO is temporarily halting breathalyzer testing due to COVID-19, the AGCO is temporarily suspending the rules requiring that a breathalyzer test be administered because the collection of a breath sample creates a potential risk for COVID-19 transmission.

Racetrack and AGCO officials will instead rely on a fit-for-duty assessment that does not require the collection of a biological sample.

Required horseracing participants must still report to the Paddock Judges or Clerk of the Scales.

The AGCO will continue to monitor the situation to determine how long this measure will be in effect. The regulator is also consulting with public health officials as well as other racing jurisdictions to inform any additional actions.

From the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

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