Racehorse owners will be able to go racing in England during the new national lockdown that begins on Thursday but the sport’s authorities have reintroduced limits regarding attendance on track.

Two owners per horse will be allowed at the racecourse, no more than 45 minutes before their horse runs and they must leave after their horse has run, in protocols similar to when racing returned in June.

Individuals and participants attending a meeting will have to adhere to the government’s travel guidance and they should travel to and directly from the venue without stopping where possible, as well as avoiding car sharing with anyone outside their own household or support bubble.

Tracks will be unable to provide food and drink to owners in line with protocols applicable to hospitality venues.