We are providing an update on the Distillers 500 event in light of the new restrictions put in place by both the UK Government and Scottish Government with effect from Monday 14th September to combat the spread of Covid 19 (the “Rule of Six”). The organisers had already completed a detailed Health & Safety risk assessment for the event, including the risks of Covid 19 and had a detailed plan to ensure the safety of the Riders, Support Team and others. That plan has now been updated to reflect the new restrictions and additional measures that will be taken to ensure that the Riders and Support Team are able to comply with the new restrictions and safely undertake The Distillers 500 – these measures include, where relevant, riding in smaller, separate, groups of 2 or 4, self supporting at stops, and limited interaction at other times. These are in addition to the standard measures that we already have in place to comply with the existing Government guidance and rules on combating the virus. The Master and Riders are still hugely excited about their mammoth undertaking and are ready to do whatever is required in order to comply with the new restrictions (as they evolve).
Because of the new restrictions unfortunately the arrival event with the Lord Mayor at Guildhall will be closed to all Liveryman, but the good news is that it is all being recorded on film for our first YOU TUBE VIDEO. Watch this space.
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There is still plenty of time to support the riders