TOOWOOMBA'S most iconic racing event, Weetwood, will look a little different this year under COVID-19 restrictions.

But despite the extra rules and regulation. Toowoomba Turf Club CEO Lizzy King is excited the event is able to go ahead.

"Weetwood is going to look different this year, as everyone would expect," Ms King said.

"We obviously need to adhere to all social distancing, and health and hygiene guidelines.

"It has been confirmed that we will have to remain at the four square metres per person rule, which means we will have limited ticketing available across the board, including general admission, any of our reserved dining packages, and the like."

Ms King said the club had been working with Queensland Health, Queensland Police, and the office of liquor and gaming to make sure their COVID-Safe plan was "spot on".

"Everything from signage, and hygiene stations placed throughout the area," Ms King said.

"At this stage we need to have a seat for everyone who comes through the gate.

"We're still defined by the rule that you must be seated while having a beverage or something to eat."

Weetwood will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Clifford Park Racecourse.

For tickets or more information visit www.weetwood.com.au

Originally published as How COVID-19 will change iconic racing event



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