Racing industry workers can complete their online health screening just minutes before they arrive at the track, starting from this Thursday, August 19th.
Jockeys, trainers, stable staff and media workers are among those who have to register their intention to go racing 24 hours in advance via a special mobile app or website.
Attendees have to answer a number of questions regarding their personal health and recent travel history before being assigned a unique barcode which they must present on arrival at the track.
However, on Tuesday afternoon the IHRB announced it was amending the protocols as follows.
"With effect from Thursday 19th August Health Screening can be completed by all industry attendees on the day of the race meeting (and not the day before).
"Attendees can no longer apply the day before the race meeting – health screening will open on the day of the race meeting and remain open all day.
"Barcodes for the race meeting will be received within approx. 15 minutes of application. New attendees (first time registrations) can also apply on the day of the race meeting.
"Where attendees are currently using the IHRB App on their smart phones, they will need to update the App via the App Store/Google Play Store for the latest version.
If an attendee has symptoms of Covid or are a close contact of a positive case they will not be permitted to attend that day and should contact the Senior Medical Officer to discuss before their next attendance.
If an attendee has traveled outside of Ireland in the previous 14 days, other than on the EU Digital Covid Cert, and has not yet discussed this with the Senior Medical Officer, they will not be permitted to attend that day and should contact the Senior Medical Officer to discuss before their next attendance."