14 Mar 2020 - News
An update on Covid-19 — CoronavirusBack to all news
Some of the questions I have been asked are along the lines of;
Will racing be cancelled?
At this stage racing will continue, this is subject to the government policy on crowds gathering and is under constant review.
Could racing take place behind closed doors?
There is no reason why it couldn’t do so.
Will the training centres be closed?
There are no plans to do so, in fact being out in the colder fresh air is probably one of the safest environments to be in.
Should we take any precautions?
Along with government guidance, just ensure your wash your hands and not just a splash of water, two verses of happy birthday with plenty of soap — I’m not kidding!
What can we do to be as safe as possible?
Take all necessary precautions such as washing carefully but also try to carry on as normal, however, if you have a cold or flu like symptoms do not come to work.
Will I get paid?
At this stage the government are looking to pay SSP from day 1. However SSP is only £94 per week. I appreciate not many can live on this but we must take this virus seriously. Within the MOA there is provision for employees to be paid in full for the first 4 weeks of an illness. For financial help and guidance call racing welfare, the racing charity.
— George McGrath
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NARS sign new diversity & inclusion commitment and launch its own strategy
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19 Jul 2021 - AGM
Notice of NARS AGM on 26 August 2021
The AGM is an opportunity for the staff in racing to hear about the work NARS has done during the year, the vision and strategy for the coming year and a chance for the staff to share their views on how the organisation can better help or represent its members.Read more