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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021 gets green light as pilot event!

GOODWOOD Festival of Speed will go ahead next month as part of a government pilot programme for large events.

The historic racing event has been given the green light to go ahead as planned from July 8-11, as it is chosen to be part of the Events Research Programme (ERP) as a pilot event.

It means petrolheads attending the event need will have to agree to the conditions of entry set out by the programme to attend the festival.

This will include either having had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before the event, or proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre free of charge, within 48 hours of the event.

Writing on the Goodwood website, a spokesman said: “Here at Goodwood, we are pleased that the national lockdown restrictions continue to ease and parts of the estate have been able to re-open.

“We are very much looking forward to being able to welcome all our members, visitors and guests back to the estate over the coming months.

“Further to the announcement from the Prime Minister on June 14, and the latest information on the delay to Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown, we want to let you know what this means for visitors to the Goodwood Estate.

“Goodwood is pleased to confirm that the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will now form part of the Events Research Programme (ERP) as a pilot event.

“The event will take place as planned from 8 – 11 July.”

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