It is now a little over two months since motorsport restarted in the UK, and what has been achieved by everyone in our community in getting our sport back on track is nothing short of remarkable. I would like to thank everyone – our member clubs, officials, marshals, teams, and competitors – for your dedication and determination.
It is this spirit of collaboration and commitment to embrace the ‘new normal’ that will ensure motorsport can continue and withstand the ever-changing conditions. While many aspects of our everyday lives have been impacted, we are extremely fortunate that motorsport has been able to resume, and is categorised as an organised sport that has already been through restart protocols.
However, this Government backing will only continue while our community is playing its part in maintaining the safest possible environment, as we have all been doing so far. We must maintain this high standard, accepting and embracing evolving guidance. We are all aware that Government needs to react swiftly to the evolution of the pandemic.
This brings us to the revised protocols announced earlier this week by Government. Thankfully, organised sport can continue to operate, when there is clear evidence of a thorough plan and consistent execution. Motorsport qualifies on that count. However, there are changes that we now need to implement to allow us to continue safely and these are summarised below:
there is now the requirement for all participants to wear a face mask in all areas of the venue at all times
the removal of individual personal exemptions from wearing a face mask; these persons will no longer be allowed to attend Motorsport UK events
enhanced powers for COVID-19 Officers, Clerks of the Course and Stewards to intervene and penalise any transgressions
reducing the maximum number of marshals per post to 6.
The revised measures are effective from Monday 14 September and further details can be found in an updated version of our COVID-19 Q&A, available on the Restart section of our website.