BRSCC STATEMENT ON COVID-19 – 24/03/2020
Following on from the Prime Ministers announcements last night (Monday 23rd March 2020), the following announcement has been made by Motorsport UK:
In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organizing permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.
This move provides clear guidance to event organizers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.
In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.
Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-enforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives. Today, the government has required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however, given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport. When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.
We just want to remind you to know that we are still working closely with the circuits’ management to resolve the issues the suspensions have raised, however as you know the situation is constantly changing and will take a little more time to resolve. Please be reassured that HQ is working tirelessly towards a solution.
We thank you for your patience and continued support during this time. As always, we will do our best to assist you and provide answers to your questions.
We will update everyone as soon as we have any further information
24th March 2020