No! British racing is not currently utilising COVID Certification as a condition of entry.
However, you should not attend a raceday if you are feeling unwell and racegoers are also encouraged to ensure they are proven to be COVID negative in advance of attending for their own peace of mind. We recommend taking a Lateral Flow Test 24 hours prior to attending and 48 hours afterwards. If you receive a positive test, please follow this up with a PCR test, and if this is taken before the raceday you are not permitted to attend the fixture. In the event of a positive test, please contact us before racing starts to claim a full refund.
Please continue to check the specific raceday information and contact the racecourse directly if you require further guidance.
Please note if you are attending The International at Cheltenham
All racegoers are to observe the following measures:
As part of our efforts to make the raceday experience as safe as possible, spectators over the age of 18 - unless exempt - will be required to hold a valid NHS COVID Pass or be in possession of valid communication indicating a negative Lateral Flow / PCR test to enter Cheltenham Racecourse providing proof of 1 of the following:
- Be double vaccinated with a vaccine used in the UK (and any booster when offered)
- Negative Lateral Flow / PCR test within 48 hours of the event or
- Natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 within 180 days of the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
Checks will be in operation at the racecourse with dedicated stewards checking spectators and staff prior to entry.