COVID-19: update to face mask guidance from Motorsport UK

Email received this evening:

Release: 17/09/2020

Following our previous communications, we are writing to you with further clarification on the use of face masks and coverings at Motorsport UK events.

Since the last update on Monday 14 September, we have engaged with our community including stakeholders from all disciplines. We have also received important feedback from a recent Motorsport UK Webinar which saw over 400 senior officials from across the sport discuss the issue and the ongoing evolution of the sport. From the consultation, a further guidance chart has been produced to clarify the usage of masks and coverings in the specific areas within a motorsport event.

We need to once again reiterate that motorsport needs to be in the best possible position to withstand the ever-changing conditions. However, we can only continue while we playing its part in maintaining the safest possible environment, as we have all been doing so far. We must look after our community and most vulnerable and prevent the transmission of the virus and its impact on our sport.

The revised measures are effective from Thursday 17 September and further details will be found in an updated version of our COVID-19 Q&A, available on the COVID-19 section of our website in due course.

Motorsport UK
READ THE GUIDANCE FOR THE WEARING OF FACIAL COVERINGS

COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance – email from Motorsport UK

An email from Motorsport UK on 14th September 2020:

Hello,

I am writing to you following feedback from our members on the changes to the use of face masks and coverings, available here. During the past few days we have received plenty of feedback, most of which strongly endorses the approach taken, and we have also listened to people’s suggestions for further refinement. Continue reading “COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance – email from Motorsport UK”

Information from Motorsport UK – “Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart”

Information from Motorsport UK – the video is probably worth looking at for rally competitors and marshals.

David

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Subject: Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:31:18 +0000
From: Motorsport UK <media@motorsportuk.org>

 

 

Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart

We hope everyone has enjoyed the opening month of motorsport’s resumption. During these past four weeks, we have successfully run over 150 events across eight different disciplines in five different regions of the British Isles. Without your dedication, enthusiasm, time and support, none of this would have been possible. We would like to thank everyone in our community – our member clubs, officials, marshals, teams and competitors – for a constructive and truly collaborative approach to the safe and successful return of motorsport.

This weekend marks a new month and the next phase of our restart plans. Not only are there two Grands Prix at Silverstone, where over 420 volunteers will come together to help make the races possible, August will also see the start of our British Championships. The British Touring Car Championship, British F4 series and British GT Championship all get underway this weekend with the British Kart, British Rallycross and British Autotest Championships following suit later this month.

As well as the British titles, an increased number of permits are being allocated across the UK, with a further 312 being issued for next month so far.

Important Information

Motorsport can only operate if we continue to follow the relevant guidance. This can be found at motorsportuk.org/restart

Social Distancing
We encourage everyone to follow the Motorsport UK and applicable government guidelines. Whether you are a volunteer, competitor or team member, please be advised that you must maintain a distance of 2 metres. If 2 metres cannot be achieved, a face mask must be worn, even if operating outside.

Please respect the officials enforcing the guidance – they are simply maintaining a safe environment for all.

‘Thumbs-Up’ Signal
A reminder to all competitors that if you are ‘ok’ following an incident, please give the ‘thumbs-up’ signal when approached by a marshal.

Two posters are now available from Motorsport UK to convey the above messages. These can be downloaded from the Document Library.

Non-essential Personnel
Please do not invite any non-essential personnel to events.

Hygiene
If you are running a team, we recommend you bring a supply of PPE and sanitising products for your personnel. Please wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser and clean common touchpoints regularly.

Signing-on Declarations for Pre-event Scrutineering
It is important to ensure that the Chief Scrutineer has sight of the pre-event declarations in good time before the event to enable them to review a percentage of the forms and plan any spot checks that may be required throughout the day.

Remember that competitors should not be required to assemble in a single location with their vehicles for scrutineering, but spot checks can be undertaken at any time during the event, including in the assembly area. Any issues found in these spot checks will need to be rectified before the vehicle continues in the event.

Marshals’ Upgrade Assessments
We have received a number of questions regarding assessments and wish to clarify the situation.  The person carrying out the assessment would be classed as an additional person, supplementary to requirements for the safe functioning of that post. For this reason, whilst social distancing measures remain in place, marshal upgrade assessments must not be undertaken. Should assessments for upgrade purposes need to be postponed until 2021, all previously achieved event attendance and training signatures will remain valid.

Rallying Restart Guidance
Rallying as a discipline was given the green light earlier this month, and now Motorsport UK has created a guidance video to help everyone understand the changes we have to undertake. Following our announcement, FIA World Rally Championship powerhouse M-Sport launched a brand new event to be held at Greystoke in Cumbria. This will be held on 22 August and will be the first rally to implement our new guidelines.

Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9g14e0Jtsg

We fully appreciate the feedback we receive after events and the information gathered from the COVID-19 Officer reports. With each weekend, we are continually evolving and finding new ways to safely run our sport. In our guidance updates, we share those learnings and remind our community of the key information to help the future organisation of events.

We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of the community for your support. We look forward to an exciting summer of motorsport ahead.

Have a safe and successful weekend.

Motorsport UK

 

 

Introducing the NEW Motorsport UK Learning Hub

Motorsport UK Media email on 31st March 2020:

Motorsport UK is delighted to introduce The Learning Hub – the new, online learning platform for Motorsport UK members.

Whether you are an Official, Competitor, Marshal or Event Organiser, The Learning Hub aims to provide an easy to use and time-efficient online learning experience which will help you enhance your skills and prepare you for the role you have chosen to undertake.

The new platform will enable you to read articles, watch videos, complete knowledge exercises, interactive modules and much more.

We recognise that learning and development is key to our members’ enjoyment of the Sport – and it is imperative that we provide you with the appropriate knowledge and skills in order to carry out your role to the best of your ability. The Learning Hub is just one way in which we are committed to this.

The Learning Hub launched today with content aimed at Officials. Further content will be added each month, including specific content for Marshals, Event Organisers and Competitors.

Simply log in to your Members Area on the Motorsport UK website and follow the instructions from there.

If any members have any questions, please email us at training@motorsportuk.org