A part of its preparations for the resumption of racing in the UK, Motorsport UK has created two new roles that clubs organizing events will have to fill, those of Covid-19 officer and Covid-19 medical officer.
It says the new roles will be central to all aspects of medical and public health planning in relation to Covid-19, for events being held under the authority of a Motorsport UK Organising Permit.
The Covid-19 officers will be appointed by organizing clubs to ensure that Motorsport UK guidelines are implemented, liaise with various stakeholders including club members and officials, and monitor the local Covid-19 situation. Their duties will commence in advance of an event to ensure sufficient time to consider all pre-event processes and documentation.
Furthermore, Motorsport UK has appointed Dr Paul Trafford, the chairman of its medical committee, as its Covid-19 medical officer. At events where a chief medical officer is required, this official will act as a local Covid-19 medical officer. They will be responsible for documenting and feeding information back to the Motorsport UK’s Covid-19 medical officer, and for ensuring that Motorsport UK’s Covid-19 medical policy is followed. Dr Trafford will be available to clubs who have any medical questions or concerns.