EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ENJOY THE RACECOURSES
From 21st July 2021
As of Wednesday 21st July, the French government authorities require a valid “Health Pass” to be shown by anyone wishing to access leisure venues and events with a capacity of more than 50 people.
Proof of ID must be presented along with your Health Pass document.
This measure concerns racecourses and applies to all spectators aged over 17 on Wednesday 21st July, regardless of how many people are expected to attend the event. This means that horse owners are still required to present a Health Pass in order to enter the racecourse.
The regulations regarding access to all racecourses in France, written by the FNCH and based on the new government decree published on 19th July, states that a “Health Pass” is not required for people involved in the organisation of race meetings: organisers, volunteers, employees, service providers and racing professionals.
These populations will be required to show a “Health Pass” from 1st September 2021.
From 30th September 2021, this regulation will apply to all persons above 12 years:
In order to adhere to the measures in place, anyone entering the racecourse must wear a face covering.
A mask or face covering that covers the nose and mouth must be worn at all times when indoors. Face coverings are not required in outdoor areas when social distancing of 2 metres between groups can be respected.
However, a mask must be worn outdoors in situations where social distancing guidelines cannot be respected.
At the request of the Prefect, these regulations may be modified for the local area.
Before visiting any racecourse, please check the applicable access conditions.
What is a Health Pass?