CROFT CIRCUIT ADVICE & REGULATIONS RE COVID-19 EVENT DAYS - updated 26 February 2021.
The circuit is currently updating this guide as a result of the proposed ease of the Lockdown by the Government, although much of the information below remains any required changes will appear soon.
Following the latest guidance, regulations and advice from the Government, we have implemented a range of procedures and changes at Croft Circuit for people attending event days. These will be altered as and when, in accordance with the updated information from the Government.
These changes are intended to be both practical and more convenient for attendees, whilst providing reassurance that we’re doing everything we can to keep everyone safe.
This document is issued to the Organiser of the event and is in conjunction with the regulations issued by Governing Bodies of Motorsport in the UK. The document issued by the Organiser is final.
Signage will be erected on entry points to the circuit which will highlight the messages regarding social distancing, the use of hand sanitisers, washing hands and if feeling unwell.
Floor signage will be placed to ensure social distancing.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IS CURRENTLY 2 METERS. WHERE 2 METERS CANNOT BE MAINTAINED, FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN.
The numbers of attendees (participants and essential helpers only) will be restricted and there will be no access to the general public for these events. Security at the gate will ensure this.
A list of all attendees (participants and essential helpers) and the organisers etc must be submitted to the circuit, at the latest by noon on the day prior to the event, in order that Security can check the names on arrival.
Attendees are to be asked by the Organiser to park in the paddocks leaving plenty of distance between them to allow for social distancing.
Although the Toilet & Shower blocks in A & B Paddock are now open, the number of people able to enter is restricted due to Social Distancing guidelines. Please be prepared to queue. It is recommended that you use a face covering when entering the toilet blocks - signage displayed informing of this.
Spray disinfectant and hand sanitising gel stations will be placed at various points for customers to use.
All Circuit staff, medics, marshals, recovery and security personnel will be issued with PPE
To provide a measure of reassurance, everyone arriving at the venue will be subject to non-contact thermal scanning at the main gate. Security staff will conduct the thermal scanning using hand-held infrared digital thermal scanners. If the reading is over 37.8 degrees, they will be re-scanned at a later time by a Paramedic with a different machine and if they still read over 37.8 degrees they will not be allowed to enter the premises and advised to return home along with any passengers they have in the vehicle.
On Track/Medical Assistance/Recovery
Pit Lane Management – The Circuit’s pit lane marshal will now remain at Post 1, therefore you must ensure there is sufficient staff to operate the sessions and check wristbands etc.
If any participant is involved in an incident whilst on track, they must indicate (if able to do so) that they are OK by signalling with a “thumbs up” at the earliest opportunity to the Marshal, who will then call for the required assistance.
If unhurt, the participant should stand in a safe and suitable location, i.e. behind the barrier whilst waiting for assistance and respect social distancing when the circuit personnel arrive.
Please be advised that all medical staff will be wearing appropriate PPE according to the nature of the incident.
Patients who need assessing will no longer be assessed in an ambulance but transferred straight to the medical centre.
Only emergencies will be dealt with on the track.
Recovery of vehicles – please advise attendees to keep a social distance to the recovery team, both on the track and when the vehicle is returned to the paddock. A separate vehicle will be despatched in order to collect the driver/rider if required. This has a seat which is able to maintain social distancing from the driver of the vehicle.
To reduce the potential for contamination of essential medical facilities, visits to the Medical Centre should be avoided other than for serious injury/illness.
Participants/Attendees are encouraged to bring and use their own first aid kits etc, in the first instance, in the event of minor injury/illness. The first aid kits should include sun-tan cream, paracetamol, antihistamine tablets and any other medication you may require.
There will be a Perspex screen erected on the large bench in the Whitley Room, there will be social distancing markers on the floor. Access to the administration rooms by attendees will be restricted and a one-way route in and out will be applied.
Access to the Whitley room by the organiser is via the Kitchen door along the corridor, turn left and into the Whitley Room. You must not go through the kitchen.
Circuit Radios for the marshals will be available for the Chief Marshal to hand out from the Signing on building in the Assembly area.
Radios for Officials will be in Race Control Room. All radios must be returned.
The main office building and use of the kitchen is only open to circuit staff unless previously authorised. You must ensure that only the minimum of Race Control staff and Timekeepers enter the building.
The circuit has a duty not to expose others including all staff to this infection.
Attendees to the circuit are responsible for their own safety and must respect the Government’s guidelines and additional procedures instigated by the circuit.
Attendees must be advised that they must not attend the activity day if they have any symptom of COVID-19, or are required to self-isolate under Government guidelines.
It is understood that the Organisers are operating their events in accordance with Government guidelines, advice and instruction so as to minimise the risk to all those attending from COVID-19