When the plan on who can attend the Melbourne Cup will be unveiled
Racing fans are gearing up for a crowd of 10,000 fans at the Melbourne Cup.
Victorian Racing Club chairman, Neil Wilson, says a plan to run the event with crowds in a COVID-safe way is something they’ve been “working on for a while”.
Attendees will be VRC members, and Mr Wilson says there have already been “plenty of requests” from people hoping to attend.
If Victoria hasn’t reached the 80 per cent double dose threshold by Melbourne Cup Day, only people who live within 25 kilometres of Flemington will be able to attend.
“We’re working through all that at the moment and in the next few days we’ll have an announcement … about how that’s going to work,” he said.
The Melbourne Cup will be a seated event, with four separate zones of 2500 people expected to be set up.
Mask-wearing will be compulsory and only fully-vaccinated people will be allowed to attend, and most of the event will be held outdoors.
“It’ll be as safe as we can possibly make it,” Mr Wilson said.
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