Despite the city of Leicester’s return to lockdown following a spike of COVID-19 cases, Tuesday evening’s meeting at Leicester Racecourse has been permitted after consultation between local health authorities and the British Horseracing Authority.
After almost 1,000 new cases in the past fortnight were reported in the city, all non-essential businesses, as well as schools, have once again been forced to close. The planned nationwide lifting of restrictions from July 4 will have to stay in place in Leicester until July 18 at the earliest.
The BHA tweeted: “Following confirmation from local health authorities that the race meeting should go ahead, the fixture at @LeicesterRaces will take place today. The fixture will be held behind closed doors and with the existing strict health screening and social distancing measures in place.”