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6th Sep 2021


*This document was issued in September 2021 and is subject to updates and changes. should you have any queries with any points below please contact*

For your safety and the safety of others, please make sure to observe the following whilst at our racecourse:

Scope of this Conduct:

The following Supplementary Conditions – COVID-19 Code of Conduct (this “Code of Conduct”) has been agreed by Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and supplements the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Racecourse.  This Code of Conduct should be read in conjunction with the entry contract that governs Punchestown ticket sales.

This Code of Conduct will be continuously updated in accordance with current Government guidance.  Until further notice, all attendees should review this Code of Conduct each time they attend the Racecourse.

Code of Conduct:

All Attendees who enter the racecourse (including all surrounding land, car parks and other facilities which are under the ownership and/or control of the operator) shall be deemed to have accepted, and agree to comply with, this Code of Conduct.  Attendees are admitted to the Racecourse strictly subject to this Code of Conduct. There are no exceptions.

All Attendees:

  • Do not attend the race meeting if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are a close contact of a COVID-19 case – if your health status changes between agreeing to this code and the race meeting, please do not attend.
  • If you have travelled from outside Ireland or Northern Ireland in the last 14 days, please see for the latest travel advice and ensure you have completed all requirements.
  • Be aware that the contact information (names, addresses & phone numbers) required for each ticket purchased will be kept for up to 28 days to facilitate contact tracing only.
  • Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
  • You must provide a valid photo identification to match the name on your ticket on arrival before being admitted. No photo I.D. will result in no admittance.
  • Children must have a ticket issued in advance and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • A limited amount of indoor bar/lounge seated capacity may be open to the public on a first-come basis. To enter these spaces, you MUST present a valid Digital Covid Vaccination Cert with the name matching you photo I.D. to be scanned at the entry point.
  • Alcohol may only be consumed when seated.
  • You are encouraged to use cashless payments for food and beverages. Bookmakers will accept cash bets.
  • Be aware that public transport may be operating at reduced capacity.
  • Please practice physical distancing and hygiene while travelling to and from the racecourse and have respect for the areas surrounding the racecourse, including local businesses and residents.
  • If an arrival time is specified on your ticket, arrive at that time, and comply with the necessary check-in procedures.
  • Be aware that your temperature may be checked before entry. Please comply with any health checks that may be required on entering the racecourse.
  • Follow all signage and the instructions of staff, officials, or any emergency service personnel present at the racecourse.
  • Please always observe physical distancing of at least 2 meters and in all parts of the racecourse.
  • Avoid contact with others who are not in your social bubble.
  • Please remain within your allocated area and refrain from entering any restricted areas of the racecourse.
  • Attendees should abide by appropriate protective measures in place, including social distancing and face coverings.
  • Be aware that requirements for physical distancing and reduced facilities may lead to increased queuing times for amenities.
  • Maintain good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitiser dispensers provided.
  • Avoid touching your face whenever possible.
  • Please observe respiratory etiquette – always cover your mouth if needing to cough or sneeze.
  • Industry participants (working on the race day) will be operating simultaneously under the HRI Protocols for race meetings.
  • Please ensure all those attending whom you have booked a ticket for have read and understood this Covid-19 Code of Conduct.
  • Failure to follow these rules may lead to a denial of entry, or expulsion from the racecourse.


Thank you for your support and co-operation.


It is a pleasure to welcome you back to Punchestown.





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