MSV update on Step 4 proceeding

Statement released by MSV on Monday 12th July 2021 following the Prime Minister's announcement that Step 4 on the roadmap will proceed as planned, and that all legal restrictions on social distancing will be lifted later this month.
Link to MSV statement

Posted: 210712

Statement released by MSV on Monday 12th July 2021

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that Step 4 on the roadmap will proceed as planned, and that all legal restrictions on social distancing will be lifted later this month, we are very pleased to provide the following update for our various business areas.

The below will apply from Monday 19th July onwards. All existing restrictions and measures will remain in place until that point:

Race events
All limits on spectator numbers will be removed, and tickets for race meetings will be available to purchase on the gate as well as in advance. Restrictions will also be removed in our hospitality suites and restaurants, whilst grandstands will be sold to full capacity.

Overnight stays will be allowed at club-level meetings as well as in organised paid campsites at larger race events. Where infield parking has been restricted on club meetings, we will revert back to 2019 arrangements.

It is our expectation that spectators will now be able to access the paddock at all race meetings, however organisers may choose to adopt a different approach, particularly those events that involve international competitors. Please check our website for further updates on paddock access prior to attending.

Any restaurants that are located within paddock areas will be open to the public once again (subject to the above).

Please note there will be no pit walkabouts at any BTCC meeting in 2021, nor at the upcoming Bennetts BSB event at Brands Hatch later this month. Plans are being made to reintroduce them later in the season.

We recognise that some of our visitors may feel a little nervous about returning to large events. We would like to reassure you that we will continue to have a range of measures in place, including enhanced cleaning and wide availability of hand sanitisers. Whilst it is no longer mandatory to wear a face covering indoors, we would encourage their use, particularly in busy enclosed areas.

Please be patient and understanding of those that are not used to being around large groups of people - it will take a little time to adjust to a more normal way of life.

If you opted to roll tickets over from an event previously postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, your originals will be valid for admission. If you selected print-at-home/e-tickets, you can download fresh copies by logging into your MSV account.

Trackdays and Testing
We're delighted to confirm that spectators will be permitted to attend trackdays and test days once again. We would politely ask that you avoid entering any working area of the venue (i.e. the paddock and pit lane). We will no longer be limiting the number of people that can accompany participants on these events. Given its popularity, we will retain the online check-in system that was introduced in 2020, along with online briefings for trackdays. Organisers will be able to supplement these with their own additional on-the-day briefings at the circuits.

Link to MSV statement