The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the UK Government's Step Three. This will coincide with the reopening of all remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close during the crisis.
The ACU Board of Directors met virtually on 12th May 2020 to discuss the phased return to motorcycle sport following Monday’s publication of the UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy.
As of 12th May, Step Three is due to begin from 4th July but this is under constant review. The ACU and AMCA will assess the situation again when the Government implements Step Two, envisaged to be the 1st June.
In the coming weeks, the ACU and AMCA will publish guidance documents for organisers looking to run restricted events after this time. This will give organisers time to consider the implications of continued social distancing and prepare future events safely.
In order to reflect the differences in devolved administrations, no British Championship Enduro, Motocross, Trials or Speedway will take place until travel restrictions between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have been lifted and other factors considered, in line with Government guidance.
The ACU and AMCA would like to thank all their members for their patience during this difficult time, and they appreciate the steps taken by many individuals, clubs and organisations to support local communities during these unprecedented events.
These plans are subject to change, and will be taken in line with the latest UK Government guidance.