The Racecourse Association has outlined eight key steps for racegoers to follow when full capacity crowds return at English tracks on Monday.

Scottish and Welsh governments have announced their own set of rules with the former confirming that racetracks in the nation will be able to welcome at least 1,000 spectators from Monday.

In Wales, where restrictions are set to end on August 7, outdoor events will be given greater flexibility over social distancing from Saturday.

The eight key steps for racegoers are as follows:

• Please vaccinate where possible to maximise protection to fellow racegoers and members of staff. Vaccination remains a key priority in the response to the pandemic.

• Use the government’s offer of free lateral flow tests; consider taking one before you travel.

• Do not attend if you have symptoms or are in any doubt about your health.

• If travelling to the racecourse via public transport, please adhere to the relevant guidance.

• Respect the rules of the venue you are attending and check in advance with the racecourse to see what is required.

• Wear face coverings in busy indoor areas or in accordance with the national restrictions for Scotland and Wales (check with the racecourse in advance if you are unsure).

• Ensure you are familiar with social distancing restrictions where these apply (from August 7 in Wales and August 9 in Scotland).

• Treat stewards with respect and adhere to their requests.

David Armstrong, Chief Executive of the RCA, said: “We thank all our racegoers for the responsible behaviour they have shown since they were able to return to racecourses and we are very excited to welcome back all racegoers from Monday in England and later in August in Wales and Scotland. As an outdoors event, people can have confidence in attending a race meeting in safety.

“Nevertheless, we encourage all to continue to follow the recommended advice and in particular, to check on any restrictions that are still in place in Scotland and Wales. The safety of our racegoers will always be our top priority.

“We continue to liaise with our colleagues from other major sports and local and national authorities to ensure we are all operating to the highest levels of public safety. That includes planning for a system of Covid certification should that be required.”