Scottish Racing Gets Green Light For Restart

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

Discussions are currently happening between Scottish Racing and the Scottish Government to facilitate the resumption of race day fixtures.

Delly Innes, Scottish Racing’s Manager 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 released a six-point strategy outlining procedures for the restart of the event, including who is permitted to compete in the racecourse during these early stages of resumption.

Additional initiatives, see Scottish Racing introduce a mandatory pre-race day safety screening requirement; information on the use of Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE) and face coverings; in addition to further changes to racecourse policies and procedures to ensure compliance with social distance requirements.