Racing will resumes in Ballinrobe Racecourse again on Monday 20th July in a revised fixture list for the rest of the year. Ballinrobe will host another meeting on Wednesday 22nd July.
Irish racing will resume behind closed doors starting at Naas on Monday June 8th.
In line with Government guidelines regarding Covid-19, for public health and safety reasons racedays will not be open to the general public.
Only key personnel necessary to run the fixture will be permitted to be on site where they will be subject to strict Covid-19 protocols. All those in attendance will be subject to health surveying in advance and thermal temperature screening on entry.
Among the new protocols that will be enforced when fixtures restart behind closed doors in Ireland are:
1 Only key personnel will be permitted to attend race fixtures
2 All attendees will be subject to health screening in advance and thermal temperature screening on arrival – anyone presenting with elevated temperatures will be denied access and instructed to consult with their GP
3 Mandatory wearing of face coverings for many attendees including jockeys, stalls handlers, medical professionals, security staff, those working inside etc
4 Social distancing will be strictly enforced by a dedicated Covid-19 protocol officer at each fixture
Ballinrobe will secure some additional fixtures in the coming weeks.