Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December, GBGB has studied the latest government advice on areas that have now entered Tier 4 restrictions and remain confident that racing behind closed doors can continue at those tracks affected by the higher restrictions. This will also include, for now, Open Racing.

Commenting on the latest government advice, GBGB Managing Director Mark Bird said:

“We need to remember that these restrictions relate to a variant strain of the Covid-19 virus. The variant is said to have a transmission rate 70% higher than that of the original. I would ask all stadia staff, trainers and their employees to remain vigilant as to their social distancing at all tracks and to maintain strict levels of PPE. Whilst it is very important for us all to keep working, we must be mindful that the current situation with the virus is fast moving and we will need to constantly review our operational plan in line with government advice.”