Created: 8 December 2021
Updated: 8 December 2021 @ 19:55
The UK Government have announced "Plan B" restrictions in England in relation to the increase in cases of the Omicron variant, and pressure on the NHS.
As it stands:
From Friday 10 December, face coverings will be mandatory for most indoor public venues including places of worship, theatres and cinemas, as well as in shops and on public transport.
Masks will still not be needed in hospitality settings such as pubs or restaurants, nor in venues where it is "not practical to wear them" (for instance, where exercise or singing takes place).
From Monday 13 December, people should work from home "if they can".
From Wednesday 15 December (subject to parliamentary approval), people will need an NHS Covid Pass - or a negative lateral flow test - to gain entry to:
What does this mean for Stable Visits?
At the time of writing, #GoRacingGreen stable visits go ahead. They are outdoor events with less than 4,000 people.
However, we ask that you please:
Do not attend if you feel unwell and/or have any symptoms that could relate to Covid and/or have been in contact with someone within 48 hours before the event that has tested positive.
Whilst a Lateral Flow Test is not compulsory, and you will not be asked for proof of one, it is advisable that one is taken prior to attending the event. Many that attend #GoRacingGreen stable visits are vulnerable, or care for someone that is.
Visits will be reduced back down to a maximum of 10 people (instead of 15), including myself. Please be respectful of social distancing at all times, even though these events take place outside.
Masks are not compulsory outside, but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, please feel free to do so. You will not be judged either way.
Please ensure stringent handwashing. I will provide disposable masks and hand sanitiser.
Where refreshments are served inside, please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask (unless exempt), when not eating or drinking.
Each stable visit, in addition to the Government Regulations, will adhere to any restrictions and requirements imposed by the racing yard, stud, or establishment being visited.
If after you attend the event you test positive for Covid within 5 days, please contact me.
Race Day Meet-Ups
At the time of writing, I understand racecourses are in the process of compiling information on restrictions at race day meetings.
Outdoor venues with more than 4,000 are likely to require Covid Passports in order to gain entry. This is already a requirement in Wales and Scotland.
As soon as information has been released, the link will be posted here.
I know this is feeling very relentless right now, but thank you for your understanding and cooperation in order to keep everyone safe.
Please click the link below, which will take you to the official Government page containing the latest advice and restrictions.
The #GoRacingGreen website page will be updated regularly in line with Government changes.