Isle of Man TT 2020: Bosses release statement about this year’s TT in light of Coronavirus worries


So far, so good. No Coronavirus on The Island means that (so far) things are progressing as scheduled for the 2020 road race event.
So far, so good. No Coronavirus on The Island means that (so far) things are progressing as scheduled for the 2020 road race event.

With the Isle of Man government’s latest update confirming that so far 16 tests for Coronavirus have been carried out on the Island and all have been clear of the infectious disease, TT bosses are saying that there’s no reason to cancel the annual road race event.

The action around the Mountain Course is set to start on Sunday, May 31st as scheduled. Here’s the actual statement from the Isle of Man TT organisation:

Statement on behalf of the Isle of Man Government

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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. 

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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.

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