BHA statement: incorrect COVID-19 lockdown area link with visit to Doncaster Pilot

17 September 2020

The British Horseracing Authority has been told by Public Health Wales [PHW] that a coach party from South Wales – now part of a Covid lockdown area in the Rhondda Cynon Taf – did not visit Doncaster Racecourse as reported.

The BHA had been seeking further information about the case on behalf of Doncaster Racecourse, which had not been contacted by public health officials as part of a Test and Trace process and had no knowledge of the supposed visit.

PHW confirmed that no contact had been made with Doncaster Racecourse because the group had not attended the pilot event last Wednesday, September 9, the first day of the St Leger Festival.

PHW expect a formal clarification will be provided by the Welsh government as soon as possible. The BHA has passed on the information to ARC, which runs Doncaster Racecourse.

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