Covid Plan B requirements at Fixtures

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From Wednesday 15 December, all racecourse attendees at fixtures in England that exceed the 4,000 threshold will be asked to provide on arrival at the venue either proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test. This will apply to all racecourse attendees, including participants, owners, officials, and spectators.

  • For all attendees at all fixtures in England where overall attendance exceeds 4,000
  • For Weighing Room personnel only at fixtures where attendance does not exceed 4,000.

The Weighing Room remains a tightly controlled zone, with mandatory face coverings and distancing requirements.

Face coverings will be mandatory in all outdoor participant areas, including the parade and pre-parade rings, winners enclosure, horse-walks, stables and at the start.
The aim of these requirements is to help protect racing’s business-critical personnel at all fixtures when in close contact situations.

Anyone arriving at the racecourse without valid certification at a fixture where mandatory checks are in place will be refused entry and directed to the nearest pharmacy or NHS testing site. They will need to complete a negative test before entry is approved.

If you have been vaccinated, make sure you download your NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App, from NHS.UK, or by obtaining a letter from NHS.UK or by calling 119.

If you have not had two vaccinations, you can order rapid lateral flow tests on the NHS website. Note that you may have to pick them up from a pharmacy.

Remember, whether you’re at fixtures this holiday season or not, you can take steps to protect yourself and those around you by wearing face coverings, social distancing, and by washing your hands regularly.