Public granted restricted access to Hong Kong racing

Members of the public are allowed to return to Sha Tin on Sunday, with restrictions in place.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club have announced people will be able to attend the meeting, as long as they book a reservation at the restaurant in advance.

After consultation with the government, the Jockey Club estimate around 500-700 members of the public will be able to join owners, club officials, members and their guests.

All will have to complete health declarations and wear face masks.

The public have been barred from race meetings in Hong Kong since February due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Tracing and traceability is key, so we can only get people in if they have a fixed seat. We will start with the restaurants that we have because that is the easiest,” Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges told the South China Morning Post.

“We will probably keep it in that dimension for the rest of the season.

“It will be similar for what we did for Chinese New Year but we have to be even more careful because we have to keep 1.5m [distancing].

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