Wednesday 26 February 2020
The organisers of the Isle of Man TT Races have confirmed that preparations for the 2020 event remain on track.
With some international sporting events coming into question TT visitors are being reassured that the event is set to start on Sunday, May 31st as scheduled.
The full text of the official statement, posted on iomttraces.com follows:
February 26th 2020
Statement on behalf of the Isle of Man Government (see original here)
The Isle of Man Government is carefully monitoring the Island’s position regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with a cross-government working group established to regularly review the changing situation.
While the threat to the public in the Isle of Man remains low, a number of future contingency scenarios are being considered. This is usual practice and is in line with the WHO advice for preparations in case of a pandemic.
The risk is low and preparations for this year’s TT remain on schedule. Work will continue as usual in order to ensure another successful TT.
The Organisers, in partnership with the Department for Enterprise and the Isle of Man Government and in line with experts in the UK, will continue to monitor the situation.
There is regularly updated information available at www.gov.im/coronavirus
Further information on the current situation is available via the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice pages here
Duke, operators of iomtt.com, Duke Travel and the iomtt Village continue to monitor the situation, in conjunction with the Department for Enterprise, the Travel Trust Association and other industry bodies. Any further updates will be posted on this page.