IS RACING OPENING ITS DOORS?
Currently all horseracing fixtures in England must take place behind closed doors and without spectators.
However, on February 22nd 2021 the Government announced plans to help the country out of its National Lockdown.
As part of these plans racing fixtures staged from May 17th 2021 will be able to welcome up to 4,000 spectators, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 3 of lifting lockdown restrictions.
Similarly, if the Government’s tests and criteria are met, then indoor conferences and events of up to 1,000 people will also be possible from May 17th.
The Government will provide further guidance nearer the time.
The Government also announced that events staged from June 21st 2021 will be able to operate at pre-pandemic capacities, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 4 of lifting lockdown restrictions.