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Reaction to MGP decision

Race organisers, the Manx Motorcycle Club, are meeting this evening (Wednesday) to discuss the safeguards proposed by government for this year's Manx Grand Prix.

The event was given the green light earlier, subject to a number of constraints.

The announcement was made following a special meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Racing will start as planned on August 18, but with some restrictions imposed.

The majority of sections of the Mountain course will be closed to spectators.

Disinfection stations for marshals will be established around the course.

Landowners will be advised to ensure livestock is moved away from the course a week prior to the event.

Spectators will be advised to avoid being close to livestock; and use town areas and organised vantage points as much as possible.

Treasury Minister Allan Bell said after a full and extensive debate, the Council made the decision to allow the racing to continue.

Agricluture Minister Phil Gawne said it was a decision not taken lightly and one that will remain under review (audio file attached):

The Wildlife Park will open its doors to the public once again tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

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