“And there’s a lot of concern in the community around Silverstone. As there is a lot of concern in the community around Anfield [where Liverpool fans congregated to celebrate the football team’s Premier League triumph], or a lot of concern in the community around the Ageas Bowl in Southampton [which recently hosted the first England vs West Indies test match].
“It’s that these sporting events should not be a magnet to bring people to their locality and increase the risk of transmission of this virus.
“The plan we’ve put together is to comply with the government requirements. And we are doing it and we’re doing a thorough job.
“We’re just getting the messaging out there – get it out early, get it clear and get it backed up with a bit of authority – so that everybody knows you’re serious.”
Northamptonshire Police last week confirmed there will be an exclusion zone around Silverstone, with fans again urged to watch the British Grand Prix at home.
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