Cheltenham warning to racegoers re coronavirus

RACEGOERS are being told to stay away from next week’s Cheltenham Festival if they are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with coronavirus and if they have travelled through any of the high-risk countries or been in contact with anyone that has.

The public health notice has been released by Cheltenham Racecourse.

Cheltenham warns festival racegoers of virus dangers
Photo courtesy of Cheltenham Racecourse

It reads: “Do not travel to the Cheltenham Festival if: – You have any of the following symptoms – a cough, a high temperature or shortness of breath AND – You have been to or transitted through the high risk countries, or been in contact with anyone that has, in the last 14 days.

“To protect yourself and others please do not travel and call NHS 111 (GB) or HSE 112 (Republic of Ireland) for expert advice.

These measures are being taken in order for us to safeguard everyone’s health and wellbeing during the current public health situation. Thank you for your understanding. For more details, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus.”

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