Covid-19 measures for Sunday

Sep 15th, 2020

Covid sign

SCUNTHORPE SPEEDWAY is looking forward to staging the British Under-19 Championship at the Eddie Wright Raceway on Sunday (September 20th, 5pm).

We know speedway fans are a sensible bunch, while we would like to reassure people that we have undertaken risk assessments and have social distancing measures in place at the stadium. There is signage on display around the stadium.

This is, of course, our third meeting with supporters allowed within the stadium. We would like to thank you, the supporters, who showed such common sense during the previous two meetings at the Eddie Wright Raceway.


Admission to the stadium for members of the public is through the turnstiles. There are marked lines outside the stadium – please also make sure you are socially distanced as you queue to get into the stadium. Please try to avoid turning up at the last moment.

We have NOT been sending out tickets in the post. Please note that your PayPal confirmation email is your ticket. Please print it out and bring it out on the day. It MUST be handed over at the turnstile on request as proof of purchase. After entering the stadium, please pick up your programme.


Food/drink will be served within the clubhouse. There is a one-way system in operation, which will be clearly marked. Please do not stand on the small viewing area outside the clubhouse since this is being used as the entrance. The exit will be the usual way in and out of the clubhouse.

Please wear a facemask when you are at the counter ordering and collecting your food and drink. If you don’t have a facemask with you, we will have a supply on hand. Please use the hand sanitiser provided.

If possible, please order and collect your food by 4.45pm, since this is the time that the bar will open within the clubhouse.


The bar within the clubhouse will be open. The bar will open at 4.45pm, by which time most people will have ordered their food.

Although there will be two different queues within the clubhouse, we will like to avoid having two long queues at the same time.

As with food/drink, please do not stand on the small viewing area outside the clubhouse since this is being used as the entrance. The exit will be the usual way in and out of the clubhouse.


Both toilet blocks – one at either end of the stadium – will be open.

It obviously would be intrusive to have marshals within the toilets, so we ask you to use your common sense. Please use the hand sanitiser provided.

Each set of toilets will be closed every 30 minutes for cleaning.


Please note that should you socially distance at two metres from all other members of the public, unless they are in the same bubble. With speedway being a family sport, you may see people grouped together who are within the same bubble – please do not be alarmed at this.

As everyone who has visited before will know, the Eddie Wright Raceway is a very open stadium with plenty of space. We ask you to respect others and make sure you stay a safe distance.

A limited number of tickets have been on sale for this meeting, and you will be able to comfortably practice social distancing within the stadium.


Please note that the wearing of face masks is not compulsory. However, if people feel more comfortable wearing one, then they should feel free to do so.

However, we would request that you do wear a facemask while ordering and collecting your food from the clubhouse.


As we are sure you will appreciate, we sadly cannot open the pits for members of the public before and after the meeting in the way that we usually do.

The pits area is strictly one-rider and one-mechanic per rider plus track officials. Riders are entitled to one further guest, but this additional person will be given a guest pass and must enter the stadium through the turnstiles.


After the meeting, please leave via the turnstiles. Please make sure you respect social distancing as you leave.


The name of our lead Covid Marshal on the day of the meeting is Geoff Hayes.

Members of the public are expected to respect the safe distancing advice given. If they do not, or show signs of Covid-19, they may be asked to leave. Any individual already showing signs of Covid-19 must not visit the venue.

Above all, we want you to enjoy your day out and feel safe while watching some speedway. Please have a great day and act with common sense so that everyone else has an enjoyable day as well. Thank you.

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