The bookies are back and horseracing soon too at Uttoxeter

HIGH Street betting shops can re-open from Monday (June 15) as lockdown measures continue to be eased.

But before being allowed to welcome back customers, shops will have to complete a risk assessment, as well as consult with workers and trade union representatives, to ensure the business can operate safely under threat from Covid-19.

Bosses will need to make sure that branches are cleaned regularly and are being encouraged to place protective coverings on items that are regularly touched by the public.

It's been three months since punters were last able to place their bets on the high street. Gambling in the meantime has continued online.

UK horseracing returned after a three-month absence with a meeting on the flat, behind closed doors, at Newcastle on June 1.

Jumps racing is set to make its reappearance next month, commencing at Southwell, in Nottinghamshire, on July 1.

Uttoxeter, which hasn't staged a meeting for three months, after the Midlands Grand National fixture on March 14, has three race days in July, on the 6th, 16th and 23rd.

Picture: Uttoxeter racecourse is preparing for a return to action in July with three meetings.

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