Covid Passports Explained


16 December 2021

All guidance is applicable for fixtures and events taking place from 15th December until 5th January 2022, when we expect the next Government update.

Following the latest announcement from the UK government, only visitors attending fixtures with crowds of more than 4,000 will be required to provide a Covid Pass. This means all visitors attending the following fixtures will need to have a ‘Covid Pass’ to attend. Under 16’s are exempt.

  • WEDNESDAY 29 DECEMBER – Doncaster Racecourse
  • FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER – Uttoxeter Racecourse

Currently, a Covid Pass is not required at any other fixture, as we will ensure these fixtures will not go over the 4,000 capacity. We recommend customers book their tickets in advance to ensure they can attend. Should the government guidelines change, we will update all customers accordingly. 

A Covid Pass is simply either proof of your Vaccination Certificate or proof of a negative Covid lateral flow test. Please note, the paper card that you receive after your vaccination does not count as proof and you will need to provide your Vaccination Certificate as per the below options.

Your ‘Covid Pass’ just needs to be shown as you walk through the gates and doesn’t need to be sent in advance. 

In order to ensure a smooth entry for everyone, spot checks will take place. We also ask all guests to have their Covid Pass ready to be checked on arrival to avoid delays.

Providing your Covid status is simple and can be demonstrated in a number of ways: 

NHS Covid Pass (proof of vaccination) 

Your ‘Covid Pass’ can be shown either on your phone or you can print this 

Confirmation of a negative lateral flow test 

Once you’ve taken your Covid test, log your negative result either on the NHS App  or online.  

You’ll then receive a text or email that will need to be shown on entry. Tests must be taken no more than 48 hours before the fixture. 

Order lateral flow tests for free on the NHS website.

We’d like to thank all of our customers for their support and cooperation. Your safety is our top priority whilst you enjoy every roar and cheer with friends and family.

Arena Racing Company

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