MCRRCI Events 2021

After 2020 was lost to Covid 19 pandemic, we are now pleased to announce that the

45th Enkalon Trophy will now be held in conjuntion with the

IFS David Wood Trophy Races on Saturday 18th September 2021.

As always at the top class circuit of Bishopscourt Racing Circuit.

We have restrictions in place and admission is by paypal payments in advance of £12.50 pp and follow track & trace and safety protocols.

One payment per person and under 12yrs accompanied are FOC.

Spectator admission can be paid CLOSED

Again like most events we have restrictions in place and admission by paypal payment in advance for track & trace.

Spectators will be checked in at the main gate on arrival, please wear your face covering and bring you own sanitizer. Remember to keep your distance to protect everyone.

COVID 19 CODE OF CONDUCT

· You must not attend if you:

o have any Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, loss or changed sense of smell)

o receive a positive Covid-19 test result

o are required to self-isolate for travel or NHS contact and trace reasons

o live in a government-restricted local lockdown area

· Carry out your own personal health assessment and make sure that you are fit and well to attend, considering your own age, health status and clinical vulnerability.

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· Your temperature may be taken on entry.

· Ensure you maintain good hand hygiene at all times, use the hand sanitizer dispensers provided around the venue and avoid touching your face or any unnecessary surfaces.

· You must wear a face covering in all public covered areas, when not eating or drinking and especially when queueing, visiting toilets, walking along corridors etc.

· At all times and in all parts of the Race Circuit, you must observe 2m social distancing with people not from your household or support bubble.

· Avoid hugs, handshakes and any contact with people not in your household or support bubble.

· Avoid face to face contact with others, when moving past other spectators, turn your back if you need to pass others.

· Do not mix with other people not in your household or support bubble.

· Avoid shouting, singing or celebrating as this increases the transmission risk.

· Follow all signage and instructions of marshals, staff or officials at all times.

· Make sure all walkways, corridors, gateways and doorways etc are clear before you walk through and do not stand in gangways or circulation routes.

· Do not enter any area if there is insufficient space to socially distance.

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· Observe respiratory etiquette and always cover your mouth if needing to cough or sneeze.

We hope you enjoy your day. Thank you for looking out for each other.

Testing for Events and Large Gatherings

Going into the summer period, and with the reduction in restrictions, there are a large number of events which will draw significant numbers of people to attend. This includes sporting events and music events, along with a range of cultural and social events.

Rapid COVID-19 tests – known as Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests – have an important role in detecting asymptomatic cases. This means people who are infected but are showing no symptoms and may be unwittingly passing the virus on to others.

The use of LFD testing is important as an additional measure alongside the range of existing safety measures in place across workplaces and other settings including schools, healthcare settings and organized events. It is important to remember that, even with a negative LFD test, people should not change their behaviors and must continue to follow all other public health and safety measures in place.

It is strongly recommended that anyone participating in, or attending, any event which will bring them into close proximity with other people from outside their existing bubble should test themselves before they attend, and on days 2 and 8 after the event. The purpose of this testing is to identify any positive cases in advance of the event, and allow them to self-isolate. Post event testing will also help to identify any asymptomatic COVID-19 infections arising from the event, or social interactions that may occur before or after an organized event.

Attendees should be advised of the range of options that are available for people to access testing.

Rapid COVID-19 tests can be obtained by anyone who requires them, free of charge. Rapid test packs can be ordered online for free delivery to your home. https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

You can also order them for collection in a number of locations across NI: Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests – NHS (test-and-trace.nhs.uk)

If anyone has symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate and book a PCR test immediately. PCR tests are available at testing sites across Northern Ireland and can be booked at: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. They must not attend events unless they receive a negative PCR test.

Event Organiser’s Responsibilities

Although testing is not mandatory, event organizers are advised to strongly recommend that anyone attending an event should test themselves no more than 24 hours in advance of attending an event, and on days 2 and 8 following the event.

Event organizers may register with NI SMART to deliver Rapid COVID-19 testing. Registration is free of charge and enables event’s organizers to provide tests directly to all involved in, or attending events. It also provides them with a unique organization number (UON) and the ability to create new Site Codes which can then be used by people attending an event. This provides event organizers with additional information about how many people attending an event have participated in asymptomatic testing.

Further information on the NI SMART: Asymptomatic Testing Program is available at:

Rapid Tests | Department of Health (health-ni.gov.uk)