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Fambo Number Mive

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Doncaster Racecourse - spectators to be allowed back
« on: September 09, 2020, 12:54:55 PM »
In another example of Matt Hancock favouring the racing industry, the "pilot event" at Doncaster Racecourse is still going ahead despite rising infection rates both nationally and in Doncaster.

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As the government tightens restrictions on social gatherings in England form Monday, more than 2,500 spectators are expected at Doncaster racecourse later.

The crowd at the first day of the four-day St Leger meeting will be the first at a British horse racing fixture in six months.

Racing has been held behind closed doors since resuming on 1 June after a 10-week suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Up to 3,640 people will be permitted entry on Wednesday, and the racecourse says more than 2,500 tickets have been sold. A limit of 6,202 is planned on the other days, including Saturday, when the Leger, the world's oldest Classic race, is staged...

It seems utterly ridicious to go ahead with this. The website says face masks must be worn "On arrival, exit, when in a queue, visiting the bar, bookmakers or a lavatory" but I presume this means that they can be taken off at other times.

The fact that there is a bar means that alcohol will probably be served - after a couple of pints are racegoers going to remember to social distance while watching this horrible sport?

What happens if the weather is bad? How will social distancing be maintained in indoor areas?


Chollis

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Re: Doncaster Racecourse - spectators to be allowed back
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 01:11:04 PM »
imagine a world without Doncaster Racecourse though. you can't, can you?

Re: Doncaster Racecourse - spectators to be allowed back
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 01:40:48 PM »
Closed doors from tomorrow apparently.

Fambo Number Mive

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Re: Doncaster Racecourse - spectators to be allowed back
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 01:45:29 PM »
Good for Dr Suckling. No doubt today's in person meeting will still cause a rise in cases, but it will be a lot less had local health officials not done this.

The Health Secretary will be furious. No doubt he will get on his high horse.

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