Scottish racing gets green light for 22 June restart

In accordance with the Scottish Government’s route map for exiting lockdown, Scottish racing has been given the green light to resume behind closed doors from Monday 22 June.

Discussions are currently taking place between Scottish Racing and the Scottish Government to support the resumption of race day fixtures.

Scottish Racing’s Manager, Delly Innes, said: “The public can have confidence in our ability to race behind closed doors as safely as possible when the government allows more industries back to work.

“As a highly regulated industry we have considerable experience of keeping any potential health and safety risks to an absolute minimum. We are working with Public Health officials to protect those coming back to work, the local communities in which race meetings take place and the wider public, against the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

“We are fully prepared to stage race meetings in a strictly controlled environment which fully comply with all the requirements of governmental and racing industry bodies, once they decide the time is right to resume racing.”

Scottish Racing has revealed a six-point plan which outlines protocols for the resumption of racing, including who is permitted to attend the racecourse during these early stages of resumption.

Further measures, see Scottish Racing enforce a compulsory pre-race day health screening requirement; information about the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings; in addition to further changes to racecourse protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements.

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