Covid-19 Restrictions 24th April Aintree – Important update

By Chairman • April 5th, 2021
To be able to run a Covid-safe Aintree Sprint on April 24th, we’ve had to reduce the maximum from 130 entries to 115. As a result, the event is almost full, so if you are thinking of taking part, get your entry in soon, or you’ll end up on the reserve list!
This is going to be a popular event, but we regret that under current Government restrictions, spectators will not be allowed to attend.
Competitors will be allowed to have a maximum of 3 people on their support “team”, but all names and contact details will have to be specified on the competitor’s self-declaration which is to be returned by the Wednesday before the event (21st April). (Forms will be sent out with the final instructions)
Unfortunately, unless they are part of a competitor’s support team, members of LMC will not be allowed to attend as spectators.

 

Summary of measures required to comply with the latest MSUK & Government restrictions:-
2m social distancing will compulsory at all times.
No spectators – no exceptions!
No LMC members unless previously declared as a marshal or official, or declared with a competitor.
Max 3 people accompanying a competitor (must be declared in advance).
No signing on at the event, for anyone – competitors, teams, marshals or officials. All must sign on by email before the event.
Signing-on declarations must be returned by email by 21st April. No declaration, no admittance!
No paperwork at the event.
No monitor displaying times. Live times will be available online at www.resultsman.co.uk
No awards presentation at the event.
No cafe or other on-site catering. Please bring your own refreshments
Revised competitors’ paddock arrangements with spaces specifically allocated.
No indoor facilities – normal toilets will be closed, portable toilets will be provided.
Most cars will not be scrutineered, spot checks will be made during the day.
Noise tests will still be undertaken for all cars.
Revised startline procedure, marshals won’t be assisting most cars lining up.
Times set on the day will not count toward previous class records.

 

At the moment, there is no overnight camping, but we are still negotiating this aspect.
The requirement for compulsory face coverings has now been withdrawn.

 

This is going to be a very different event from those we normally enjoy at Aintree. We hope you understand why these measures have to be put in place and we hope you appreciate the amount of work that’s gone on behind the scenes over the last few months to enable the event to run at all. Let’s hope some of the above can be relaxed in time for our June Sprint.

As we learn more, we shall update this information with details of the restrictions applicable to each event.

Thanks for bearing with us, stay safe.

 

JH

Last updated 5/4/2021
 

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