Code of Conduct | Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
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Code of Conduct


It is important to us to protect the health and wellbeing of all spectators and team members. We ask you to come to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in that same spirit.

As part of the latest government advice and to protect everyone’s health in light of the ongoing public health situation, we will require contact information and consent to our Code of Conduct from everyone who visits the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials before they arrive. If you are the lead organiser or booker for your day with us, your guests accompanying you must also individually and directly consent with us in advance of their arrival.

This advance information will be used to plan for on the day operations at the event and to enable contact to be made with attendees after the racecourse if necessary. We ask you not to come to the event if you feel unwell or are displaying symptoms associated with Covid 19.

Data will only be held in accordance with applicable law and will be removed after 21 days if you do not opt in to remain in contact with us.

For your own safety and that of your fellow spectators, you must observe and consent to the following before entering the park:

Current government guidance, which must be followed on at our event:

Do not attend if you: –

have any Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, loss or changed sense of smell)

receive a positive Covid-19 test result

are required to self-isolate for travel or NHS contact and trace reasons

Carry out your own personal health assessment and make sure that you are fit and well to attend, considering your own age, health status and clinical vulnerability.

You are responsible for understanding and following the Government guidance in place at the time of the event regarding restrictions on attending, social distancing, gathering together in groups etc.

Check your travel arrangements are in place to travel to and from Blenheim Palace and refer to the latest guidance from public transport providers. We encourage you to use personal transport, walk or cycle to the event, where possible.

Know where your entry point is and, if an entry time is on your ticket, arrive in good time to go through all entry checks (health, identity, tickets, bag search, etc).

Your temperature may be taken on entry.

Ensure you maintain good hand hygiene at all times, use the hand sanitiser dispensers provided around the venue and avoid touching your face or any unnecessary surfaces.

You must wear a face covering at all times except when you are eating or drinking.

Avoid hugs, handshakes and any contact with people not in your household or support bubble.

Avoid face to face contact and when moving past other spectators, turn your back to pass others.

Do not have less than 2m contact with other people not in your household or support bubble.

Avoid shouting, singing or celebrating – this increases the transmission risk.

Follow all signage and instructions of stewards, staff or officials at all times.

Do not stand in circulation routes and make sure all corridors and doorways are clear to walk.

Do not enter any area if there is insufficient space to socially distance.

Do not try to access other areas of the racecourse that your ticket does not allow you entry to.

Minimise the amount of time spent indoors.

Observe respiratory etiquette – always cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze.

All payments inside the venue are contactless.

When it is time to leave the event, avoid busy exit times, maintain social distancing and take care.

We hope you enjoy your day. Thank you for looking out for each other.

Updated 5 May 2021.