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PM Boris: No emergency services for mass gatherings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a raft of new measures today to combat Coronovirus, one of which is that emergency services cover will not be made regularly available for mass gatherings, and he mentioned sports events.

Although he hasn’t banned sports events like motorcycle races, this means it’s increasingly unlikely bike sport will continue.

In a news broadcast he said: “Risks of transmission of the disease at mass gatherings such as sporting events are relatively low, but we’ve advised against unnecessary social contact of all kinds.

“It’s right that we should extend that advice to mass gatherings as well, so we’ve also got to ensure that we have the critical workers we need that might otherwise be deployed at those gatherings to deal with these emergencies.

“So tomorrow we will no longer be supporting mass gatherings with emergency workers as we would normally do.”

Today it was announced the 2020 Isle of Man TT has been axed, and the Scottish Six Days Trial as well as the opening round of the Bridgestone British Masters, National Twinshock series, Acerbis Amateur MX Nationals and the next two British motocross championship rounds have been cancelled. The MX Nationals have also made announcement tonight, says their opening round is off too.