RCA in talks with government for Royal Ascot viewers

Racetrack Association (RCA) continues negotiations with Great Britain. governmental Event Research Program (ERP) regarding the return of viewers to Royal ascot meeting between 15 and 19 June.

According to Racing Position , David Armstrong The RCA CEO confirmed that the organization is still in talks with the government ahead of an easing of national isolation restrictions on May 17.

The cancellation of extensive COVID-19 prevention measures could see up to 4,000 racing fans return to the tracks, but Armstrong and RCA hope 10,000 could attend Royal Ascot, one of the largest gatherings of the year.

“We are negotiating with the authorities. “About what pilot projects we could successfully implement during the transition to the second phase of ERP,” commented the head. “We proposed one option in May, but could not complete it on time.

"The government is interested for us to get involved, but whether we do it or not, it will not affect our willingness to return the crowd, so I'm quite relaxed about this."

According to the government four-step roadmap to ease the Third National Lockdown in the UK from 17 in May, large outdoor sports venues will be able to operate with a capacity of 25% with a maximum of 10,000, with further relaxation of restrictions from 21 June.

However, viewers were able to return to some of the "tests". events', with the crowd attending the final Carabao League Cup May 2, while the Crucible Theater in Sheffield hosted 1,000 fans for World Snooker Championship .

Supplement finally, up to 20,000 can attend FA Cup final on May 15, while 25,000 England fans will be able to attend the upcoming national matches 2020 European Championship .

Armstrong acknowledged the disappointment of many racing fans, noting the reopening of pubs and points of acceptance of rates caused many to question why they cannot return to the racetrack.

“I'm disappointed, but I think we communicated through a sport that we have to follow, protocols, and these protocols are set by the government,” Armstrong continued.

“We have to protect the green space for athletes. These are valuable people who are needed for the sport to continue to develop.

“I can understand where the frustration comes from because they can walk down the road and sit in a pub with a beer with friends, but people need to understand that what happens at the races is imposed on us by the government and we have to follow it. If races could make their own changes to the way things are, it might look different, but that's what we have to do. "

Vaccine Passport Perspective previously discussed sports organizations to ensure the safety of the return of stadium fans, with FA , Premier League e, English Football League (EFL), England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB), Football rugby union (RFU) and Rugby football league (RFL) everyone says they "see the benefits" of the solution.

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