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Where we get information from

Covid-19

As more details come out from the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday, we will be hoping that at some point we can return to our beloved sport and race model cars.  As members of Motorsport UK, the BRCA – you - are classified as a sport, so we look to the information about sporting events to guide us.

 

Government requirements, legal and advisory, go to a department first; in our case the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  They interpret what that means for (in our case) sport, and pass it to the national associations who are responsible for that sport – Motorsport UK.  Motorsport UK then may seek further clarifications before sending it on to governing bodies that run different aspects of motorsport, like us at the BRCA, for implementation.

 

As you might expect, there is a lot of interaction between various people in motorsport, including us, so we get information from a number of sources.  Mostly that has been pretty accurate.  Whilst locking things down requires no interpretation, starting things up does.  The BRCA will have to do its bit to interpret what we get, and then pass it out to our clubs and members so that we are complying with any rules in place, and you know what we can do and when.  We hope to do that within days of any information having made its way to us via DCMS and Motorsport UK.

 

We rely on any number of venues to hold our events, all of whom will be subject to the same route for information – government department to national association (or NGO) to local bodies – so they make take longer than we do to interpret their rules and guidelines. Our sport is bigger than most people think so it is up to us all to work together to do it in a professional, safe and consistent manner.  Let’s make ourselves proud of how we do that.

 

In the meantime, we hope that explains where our information comes from, and how we expect to get it out to you as we unlock the country.  If you see anything on this subject in the National and local media, check here and your e-mails for news from this end.  Hope to see you all trackside in the future.

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