Hi there, some or all of you may have received or seen the content of the
email sent to clubs and officials.
It’s quite clear in it’s requirements and I know some clubs have already
adopted these requirements, could ALL please share by the usual means, social
media, websites or even face2face (though that may not be the best policy if
following current advice and guidelines!).
We may have to re-visit the calendar once further guidance has been issued
but obviously there are limitations on dates available and the longevity of the
As you can also see it is recommended that clubs also adopt the same
principals, and clubs in other Regions are stating that practice is also not
allowed, this is obviously difficult to police at the likes of Barham, Plough and
EPR due to the nature of their sites. Will leave up to club officials to
Thanks for you assistance in these difficult times, as you can see further
announcements are expected, will forward anything relevant!
The sport is facing some very difficult times, as part
of the wider sporting community we are required to do our bit to help contain
the spread of the virus by limiting the social gatherings that are the core of
what we do.
Hence the Association Executive has had to take the
ALL our Association events (i.e. all our Nationals and Regionals) that should have been happening between Now until the end of April will either be Postponed or Cancelled.
Please look out for announcements from the sections
concerned as they get this resolved, please allow them the time to get this
done as it’s expected that trying to adjust the calendar at this time of the
year will be difficult.
We Have Recommend to All our Clubs that they do
likewise and close for the same period of time.
While we appreciate that this is difficult to do and
will have financial implications for some clubs it is not a decision that the
Executive have taken lightly.
We can, of course, only advise this to the Clubs and
it’s their decision to follow this advice, or not, but we do believe that this
is the responsible course of action to take and so it’s recommended that Clubs
close until the end of April, but with a plan in place to recommence when we
We will continue to
update you on the situation as this develops and if the current advise we are
Several members have messaged me over the last few days
asking if FORCC is carrying on racing given the current Covid-19 pandemic
sweeping the planet.
As much as we’d hoped that would be carrying on, after much
deliberation we’ve taken the hard decision to suspend racing with immediate
effect. We have no idea how long this enforced suspension is going to last for.
With the Government issuing guidelines recommending non
essential travel and gatherings are put on hold, we have to view this
responsibly and seriously and comply with these requirements.
Most other clubs (not to mention other sporting events) have
already suspended activities so we’re far from being alone.
Obviously we hope this will only be for a few weeks, but at
present we just don’t know. As soon as we have a better idea we will obviously
be back with all guns blazing and shouting it from the rooftops.
But for now we just have to consider the best interests of
our club members and their families. It’s only toy car racing after all, and everyone’s
health is a far more serious matter.
In the meantime, stay safe, look after yourselves and your
families, and we’ll see you all soon when this all blows over.
When you are waiting on the stage behind the drivers, please keep noise to a minimum. Similarly, the marshal points at the bottom of the stage steps should be for the marshals only and not the marshals friends. Those marshal points are both in the eye line and within earshot of the drivers at the ends of the rostrum. Thank you 🙂