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racing behind closed doors


The Jockey Club is committed to providing a safe environment for all team members, contractors and visitors.  To enable this any person visiting or working on a Jockey site will be asked to follow key control measures to protect everyone and control the spread of the virus.

We have appointed a Covid -19 Officer responsible for the management of the risk and mitigation planning, communicating information to everyone and ensuring the necessary standards are met which includes but not limited to:


  • Training – all team members have received training in Coronavirus safety, all visitors will undertake an induction.

  • Symptoms – no person with symptoms or living with a person who has symptoms attends site, screening of individuals prior to entry.

  • Hand Hygiene – everyone has access to hand washing and hand sanitiser on entry and throughout the site.

  • Social Distancing – maintaining a 2m separation distance between everyone using:

    • follow any one way systems in place at the site and 2m markers
    • using specific access times or access points
    • stagger arrival and exit times
    • reduce movement around site and any unnecessary activities
    • breaks or briefings taken in well ventilated rooms or outdoors, ensuring social distancing is followed.

  • Where Social Distancing can not be achieved:

    • consider carrying out the activity in a different way to avoid close contact
    • keep the activity time involved as short as possible
    • use screens or barriers to separate people
    • use back to back or side to side working instead of face to face
    • reduce the number of people each person has contact with

  • Cleaning – The Jockey Club will ensure regular and thorough cleaning and disinfection of the site, including the frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • Cough Etiquette/Respiratory Hygiene – remind all members of the team to practice good respiratory hygiene, following the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it campaign.

  • Travel – any persons returning from abroad (except Ireland and France) should not attend site and quarantine for 14 days.

COVID-19 & PPE Use

  • PPE will not be used as a substitute for other controls measures when protecting people from risk of being exposed to Coronavirus.

  • The BHA and Jockey Club require PPE to be worn for specific roles or where it is not possible to maintain social distancing

  • PPE should be used together with hand hygiene and social distancing measures to be effective. 

  • Training is given to all members of the team on how to use, put on and take off each specific item of PPE. 
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