Karting activities will resume and become open to the public from Tuesday, September 1, Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has announced.Following detailed work undertaken in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, specific measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of all customers and staff.
Whilst health and safety measures will ensure protection for all involved, customers can still expect to experience the thrill and excitement of racing at one of the best karting facilities in the world, at a track which has been used by former and current racing world champions, BUC said.
The reopening date of September 1 follows detailed work undertaken at the circuit to put in place health protection measures, in line with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs detailed compulsory guidelines “Resumption of sports activities guidelines”. As part of this, several test events have been undertaken over the last few days.
- Booking is essential for all customers. No walk-ins will be allowed in this phase of opening.
- Reservations will be divided into separated groups and customers will be allowed a maximum of 90 minutes stay at the circuit.
- Customers must wear a mask at all times unless face is covered by a race helmet.
- Customers must only attend the circuit at the appointed booking time. Late attendees will not be admitted to the venue. Early arrivals should wait outside the venue until their allotted time.
- Ensure physical distancing at all times and follow signs and instructions in place at the circuit.
- Do not arrive at the circuit if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. Please follow Government advice and call 444.
What BIC is doing to protect customer health:
- Enhanced hygiene measures have been put in place which includes sanitation of helmets and race suits after every use, as per enhanced Ministry of Health guidelines.
- Temperature checks and health screening questions will be undertaken on arrival.
- Regular sterilization of the venue will take place through the day and all vehicles will be sterilized after use. Each kart will only be used once per day.
- Reduced capacity will allow for cleaning schedules and physical distancing.
- Waiting areas and briefing rooms are closed.