Vacc Still Needed For Track!

Racecourse access under spotlight

A full vaccination or a negative covid test is still required for access to racecourses operating under the banner of Highveld Racing, Cape Racing and Nelson Mandela Bay Racing.

In a notice to Stakeholders published on Thursday, a combined statement said that in order for racecourses to strive for 50% capacity on course they will be required to continue to:

  • Only grant access to fully vaccinated spectators on course


  • Spectators will be required to provide a negative covid test (that is less than 72 hours old)

Other covid protocols in place include:

The wearing of masks when inside, and not seated at a hospitality venue

No masks required outside

To adhere to social distancing of 1 metre

Maintaining this approach will allow us to significantly increase attendance on course and assist in the long-term sustainability of the sport.

All stakeholders were thanked for their support and patience during these unprecedented times.

Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that many restrictions of Level 1 are being lifted.

These include the restriction of 1000 people at indoor gatherings and 2000 outdoors. This will be replaced by a 50% of capacity restriction, where provisions have been made for attendees to prove they are vaccinated or have been tested for Covid-19.

The racing operators say that with these latest amendments to the covid regulations, they are moving ever closer to normality, and look forward to hosting full events again soon.

The Sporting Post has canvassed opinion as to what constitutes a ‘full vaccination’. General consensus is that this would be two Pfizer shots or a single Johnson and Johnson. But what happens if one has not taken the subsequent booster option? And how long does the vaccination last?

For further information about racecourse access, please contact:

[email protected] or [email protected]

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