Guide to the return of spectators | 2021 update

Features | 13th May 2021

English racecourses are delighted to safely welcome back full crowds from Monday 19 July, following confirmation from the Government that the next step in the roadmap will go ahead as planned.

From Monday racecourses in England will open their doors to full crowds; with tickets now available to be booked both in advance and purchased on the day. 

The customer experience at the racecourse has been modified to bring the venues into line with government guidelines. Tracks across the country will be doing their utmost to accommodate customers and make you feel safe.

As part of racing’s commitment to local communities, all racegoers are required to agree to a Code of Conduct before entering.

View our Fixtures page to find a race meeting and buy advance tickets.


Select from 17th May to see fixtures that are having spectators and the possibility of having available advanced tickets.


Customers are advised to not travel to the racecourse if they feel any symptoms that are related to COVID.

While on the racecourse the vast outdoor spaces will be open to spectators while indoor areas will have directional instructions and some venues will still require the wearing of facemasks.

There will be bookmakers available on course, racecourses will offer food and drinks and hand sanitation facilities will be available across the entire site. 

Sport and government have come together to ensure safety guidelines are available and followed by fans so everyone feels COVID secure and able to enjoy sporting action without worry or concern.

Follow the suggested guidelines, keep a safe distance, wash your hands, remember your face covering in case you want it for indoor areas.