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Doncaster August Sale – New COVID Guidelines Following Government Easing

Following the Government announcement regarding the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in England, Goffs UK have issued new COVID-19 guidelines ahead of the Doncaster August Sale on 4 – 5 August.

The Doncaster August Sale has been extended to two-days this year and will see 165 horses-in-training and pointers offered on Wednesday from 11am, followed by 134 stores and 84 NH yearlings on Thursday from 10am. 

The sale will see a gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions for those wishing to enter the Sales Complex and the following protocols will be in place:

  • Attendees are no longer required to complete the pre-sale medical questionnaire, but we will continue with temperature checks at the entrance to the Sales Complex.
  • It is no longer mandatory to wear masks within the Sales Complex, but we strongly advise all of our clients to wear face masks when indoors.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be readily available throughout the Sales Complex and we strongly advise everyone at the sales to regularly sanitise their hands.
  • Plastic screens will remain in place to protect our clients and the Goffs UK team.
  • The Willie Stephenson Restaurant will re-open with options to sit indoors or on the external balcony.
  • It will now be feasible to sit inside the Ken Oliver Bar, but we strongly encourage everyone to eat outside if possible.
  • We now have the ability to order drinks directly from the Ken Oliver Bar, but a table service facility will remain in operation and we strongly encourage everyone to use this if possible.

A copy of the new Goffs UK COVID-19 guidelines can be downloaded here. The catalogue for the Goffs UK August Sale at Doncaster (4 – 5 August) can be viewed online here. Live online bidding will be available through Goffs Online here and registrations will open for that service next week. Please note that anyone wishing to use this service must register 48 hours prior to the start of the sale. For more information, please contact Goffs UK on +44 (0)1450 372222.