COVID pass

RCA Will Not Mandate Covid Passes

Covid passports will not be mandated at British courses by the Racecourse Association (RCA), which has no plans to implement a policy similar to Chelmsford's which requires covid passes. At Chelmsford City, attendees will be required to show a photo ID and a covid pass to attend meetings for the remainder of the year. Wales requires proof of vaccination status or a negative test if crowds exceed a certain level, and Scotland is set to introduce a similar rule. A statement from the Racecourse Association was released on Monday and...

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Chelmsford City Implements Covid Pass

Chelmsford City Racecourse will implement a Covid pass as a condition of entry, with racegoers also required to show photo identification. "Due to the ongoing pandemic, the racecourse has taken the decision to implement Covid passes as a condition of entry," a statement from the track read. "We have introduced these measures in order to protect our customers, team, local community and those who participate in our sport. "Alongside this as an additional safety measure, the racecourse will also be implementing ID as a condition of entry as well. This...

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RCA to Work With UK Government Over New Covid-Passport Regulations

The Racecourse Association (RCA) will be working closely with the UK Government to ensure the successful rollout of the new covid pass requirement after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a full COVID-19 vaccination would be required prior to entry at "venues where large crowds gather" beginning in October of 2021. Johnson was speaking on 'Freedom Day', the date when the majority of coronavirus restrictions were eased in England. Racecourses were allowed to begin hosting unrestricted numbers of spectators on Monday. Prime Minister Johnson said, "I should serve notice now that...

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