The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has welcomed plans to remove many of the remaining novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in England later this month, saying it will be a “significant day” for all sports.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (5 July) announced that almost all Covid-19 restrictions and guidance would be lifted from 19 July as Britain moves to stage four of its roadmap out of lockdown.
Rules such as having to wear a face covering in certain environments and measures related to social distancing will be removed in England, but remain in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Scottish government has said that it plans to keep current rules in place until at least 9 August, while Wales and Northern Ireland will review restrictions on 8 July and 15 July, respectively.
“Thanks to the successful rollout of our vaccination programme, we are progressing cautiously through our roadmap,” Johnson said. “But I must stress that the pandemic is not over an..