Negative LFT required for Weighing Room entry from Tuesday 11 January

07 Jan 2022 BHA Features

A negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) will be required to gain entry to the Weighing Room at all British race meetings from Tuesday 11 January. The additional safeguard against COVID-19 had been delayed temporarily to give participants and officials planning to enter the Weighing Room an opportunity to obtain lateral flow testing kits.

The decision to implement the new testing requirements from Tuesday follows reports of an improvement in the availability of LFTs. Supplies will continue to be monitored, with participants and officials kept updated as to any further adjustments that may be required.

The introduction of mandatory testing builds on the existing infection control measures in place in the Weighing Room complex, including social distancing and the use of face coverings.

Vaccination also remains an essential part of the protection against COVID-19 and you can book an appointment online.

Everyone planning to attend fixtures from Tuesday 11 January should ensure that they:

1. Continue to order LFTs here;

2. Download the NHS App here;

3. Complete the LFT before you leave to go racing;

4. Upload your LFT result here;

5. On arrival show any of the following as evidence of a negative test:

Text reporting a negative test;

Email reporting a negative test;

NHS App COVID Pass Data;

6. If you test positive, isolate and follow instructions here.

More information about the introduction of regular testing and the actions to take before going racing is available here.