Horse racing will be the first major England’s sport to restart in England on Monday after the conclusion of the 11-week suspension of events has been authorized by the government provided no fans and coronavirus procedures are observed.
Jockeys will wear masks, and medical tests will be required upon arrival and before leaving the course in Newcastle ‘s northeast city, where 10 races are scheduled.
England’s sport will be back with caution
The supervision that allows the elite sports contests to restart from Monday was live by the government on Saturday. As COVID-19 lockdown rules appeared in March are being easier. They organized racing snooker and greyhound contests for Monday.
“Waiting is over,” said Secretary of Culture Oliver Dowden. “Live England’s sport will be back on early in healthy and properly controlled conditions.”
It paves the way for the Premier League, the world’s richest soccer tournament, set to return on June 17.
“There is still a lot of work to do to ensure everyone within sports is safe,” said Richard Masters, chief executive of the Premier League.
The announcement by the government enables English cricket officials to plan an international series against West Indies and Pakistan. Formula One is also going to explore two races. From July onwards at Silverstone. With the season still to start due to the pandemic.
The return of horse racing will enable the 59 courses in Britain that are off since March to start opening up again.
British horse racing employs tens of thousands of people. The absence of meetings since March 17 has left many facing “significant hardships,” the Jockey Club said.
“The lockdown has been an incredibly difficult time for our industry. And also it will be a long way back to recovery”. Delia Bushell, Chief Executive of the Jockey Club said. “While we are not a human-contact activity. Comprehensive preparations are already in motion to establish the best conditions for the competitors.”