The organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix have announced they will restrict sales of tickets to the race in response to the spread of Coronavirus.
The Bahrain International Circuit operators say that in addition to limiting the sales of tickets, they are also prepared to refund tickets if needed.
“In light of the continued global outbreak of Covid-19,” said a statement from the circuit, “the BIC has announced that it will be phasing the sales of grand prix tickets to ensure appropriate social distancing guidelines are met.
“As further facts emerge, the BIC is in close communication with both Formula One management and the Kingdom’s health authorities to assess the developing situation and release further tickets or refund the face value of tickets depending on circumstances and updated medical advice.
“This precautionary step has been introduced along with a number of public health measures ahead of the Grand Prix to ensure the safety of all spectators, teams and circuit staff. These include screening procedures on entry, specialist medical facilities onsite, enhanced sanitation at the circuit, additional hand washing stations, information points for fans, as well as specific medical protocols to manage any suspected cases of Covid-19.”
The promoters added they are “committed to holding a safe and exciting” race and are “working closely with all relevant government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Interior, to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.”
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