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COVID 19 Response: Code of Conduct


It is important to us to protect the health and wellbeing of all racegoers. We ask you to come racing with us in that same spirit. 


As part of the latest government advice and to protect everyone’s health in light of the ongoing COVID 19 public health situation, we will require contact information and consent to our health code of conduct from everyone who visits our racecourses before they arrive, whether you’re a visitor, guest, official, member of stable staff or a participant everyone will need to provide consent in advance.


This advance information will be used to plan for on the day operations at the racecourse and for track and trace or localised lockdown should it be required. We ask you not to come to the racecourse if you feel unwell or are displaying symptoms of Covid 19. Non-compliance would result in a risk to public health and as such, non-compliance means you will not be granted access to the racecourse.


Data will only be held in accordance with applicable law and will be removed after 21 days if you do not opt in to remain in contact with us. 


For your own safety and that of your fellow racegoers, you must observe and consent to the following before entering our Racecourse:


  • It is against the law to attend in a party or gather as a group of more than 6.
  • You must not attend if you:
    • have any Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, loss or changed sense of smell)
    • receive a positive Covid-19 test result
    • are required to self-isolate for travel or NHS contact and trace reasons
    • live in a government-restricted local lockdown area
  • Carry out your own personal health assessment and make sure that you are fit and well to attend, considering your own age, health status and clinical vulnerability.
  • Check your travel arrangements are in place to travel to and from the racecourse you are visiting, refer to the latest guidance from public transport providers. We encourage spectators to walk or cycle to the event where possible.
  • Know where your racecourse entry point is and, if an entry time is specified on your ticket, arrive in good time to go through all the necessary entry procedures (health questionnaire, identity validation, ticket check, bag search etc).
  • Your temperature may be taken on entry.
  • Ensure you maintain good hand hygiene at all times, use the hand sanitiser dispensers provided around the venue and avoid touching your face or any unnecessary surfaces.
  • You must wear a face covering in all public covered areas, when not eating or drinking and especially when queueing, visiting toilets, walking along corridors etc.
  • At all times and in all parts of the Racecourse, you must observe 2m social distancing or 1m+ with mitigation with people not from your household or support bubble. Avoid hugs, handshakes and any contact with people not in your household or support bubble.
  • Avoid face to face contact with others, when moving past other spectators, turn your back if you need to pass others.
  • Do not mix with other people not in your household or support bubble.
  • Avoid shouting, singing or celebrating as this increases the transmission risk.
  • Follow all signage and instructions of stewards, staff or officials at all times.
  • Make sure all walkways, corridors and doorways etc are clear before you walk through and do not stand in gangways or circulation routes.
  • Do not enter any area if there is insufficient space to socially distance.
  • Do not try to access other areas of the racecourse that your ticket does not allow you entry to.
  • Minimise the amount of time spent indoors.
  • Observe respiratory etiquette and always cover your mouth if needing to cough or sneeze.
  • All payments inside the venue are contactless.


We hope you enjoy your day. Thank you for looking out for each other.   

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