Motorsport UK restart guidance remains in place during Step 4 postponement

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Further to the announcement last night by Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding the postponement of Step 4 of the government’s coronavirus roadmap by a further four weeks, Motorsport UK confirms that there are no changes to its Restart Guidance, which can be found on the Motorsport UK website under the COVID-19 section.

The governing body acknowledges and supports the government’s wish to allow more people to receive their second vaccine before further easing of restrictions can take place, and it looks forward to reviewing its guidance on 19 July in step with government plans and DCMS guidelines.

Motorsport UK does wish to inform its community that the number of people attending events in support of competitors is now driver (and co-driver where applicable) plus five persons, across all disciplines (including kart). Please remember that the competitor remains responsible for all accompanying persons, who must also fully comply with attendance requirements set out in the Restart Guidance.

With regard to the safe return of spectators to events, notwithstanding broader DCMS guidance in relation to sport, the decision to permit spectators to motorsport venues is at the discretion of the individual venue owners. Where spectators are permitted by venues they must be segregated from the ‘sporting bubble’.

Motorsport UK would like to reiterate its gratitude to the motorsport community for its diligence in upholding the protocols established to ensure the sport can resume safely. Protecting motorsport and those who participate in it remains the governing body’s highest priority and a short delay in the further easing of restrictions is of limited consequence given the otherwise successful return we have enjoyed throughout the UK in recent months.