The TR Register is committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings.
On 22nd February the Government announced its planned roadmap out of the current COVID restrictions. Due to devolved powers, the roadmap for England , Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland varies – see the heading Regional Advice below and follow the links to find out what applies outside of England.
The ‘Stay at Home’ message , where members in England are urged only to undertake essential journeys, will remain in place until 29 March. Thereafter, we should see non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality opening from 12 April followed by indoor hospitality, pubs and restaurants from 17th May.
Currently, the ‘cautious expectation’ is that after 21st June 2021, restrictions will be lifted sufficiently enough to allow the TR Register to resume social gatherings, events and local group monthly meets.
We do not expect to be able to run social gatherings until after the 21st June 2021 at the earliest.
Due to devolved powers, the rules vary on a regional basis – see below to work out what applies to your area of the UK:
TR Register Local Group Meets
On advice from UK Government and relevant trade bodies, we are continuing to urge against holding physical local group meets. Lockdown restrictions currently make these illegal.
It is hoped that natters and other social gatherings will be able to resume after 21st June 2021 providing Government lifts restrictions, as per the proposed timetable, to allow such events to take place legally.
In the meantime, keep in touch via the eNewsletter, TR Action Magazine, the Forum, our Social Media and your own local WhatsApp groups and Zoom calls.
What might change these dates?
The Government are relying upon:
- The vaccine roll-out to continue successfully
- Evidence that the vaccine is reducing deaths and hospital admissions
- No new variants or other causes of surges in hospital admissions
If any of these three conditions change, it is clear that the expect easing of restrictions on 21st June 2021, or any of the other interim dates, will be postponed..
Health Guidance Links
- For NHS information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- For more information on COVID-19 visit: www.who.int
- Read and understand Government guidance for your specific area of the UK.
- Check your car over carefully if it’s not been used for a while, paying particular attention to tyres and brakes.
- If you previously declared your TR as being on SORN to the DVLA , be sure to update it before taking to the road.
- If you didn't renew your insurance policy during lockdown, do it right away. To help with this, TR Register Insurance have a number of helpful schemes and allowances they are offering members. Contact them on 0333 003 8157 .
- If your vehicle needs one (TR7s onwards) or if you still voluntarily do you have an MOT? We are required to renew our MOTs upon expiry as normal and garages remain open to facilitate this.
- Please be assured that during this rapidly changing situation, we are monitoring advice very closely and will follow up with TR Register members if the situation develops.
Please adhere to these guidelines to protect the health of yourself and others.
Please note: As our volunteer organisers announce their move to postpone or cancel certain events, members should support them in that decision.
TR Register offices, Didcot.
The TR Register are continuing to work remotely and are not be accepting visitors to the TR Register offices in Didcot at the present time. Staff that can work from home continue to do so, therefore please be patient when contacting the office. Please use email communication as the preferred method of contact: email@example.com
TR Action Magazine
TR Action Magazine will continue to be produced and mailed out to members, to offer a distraction, entertainment and information during this time.
We have assurances from our printers and the Royal Mail that they have put precautions in place to enable them to continue working for us. The situation the world is experiencing and its impact on the TR and wider classic car scene is moving and changing incredibly fast and is therefore difficult to remain timely and up to the minute with information in a six-weekly print magazine.
Issue 328 is expected to be published during week commencing 29th March 2021. However, we are experiencing constant delays from Royal Mail due to staff shortages and increased usage issues created by the pandemic and rules on self-isolation.
As ever, our Editor Wayne Scott looks forward to receiving your articles and stories on what you have achieved on your cars as we know many of you have been getting those little tasks done during lockdown.
TR Register Insurance
Our insurance manager, Pete Barrett from TR Register Insurance says;
"Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what measures we need to put in place to ensure the wellbeing of you, our clients and colleagues. As such, we have temporarily shut the doors to clients visiting us at the branch in Worcester, but rest assured - we are still open for business.
During this unprecedented time, as some of my colleagues will be away from the office, we would appreciate you contact us to renew your policy as soon as you receive your renewal letter.
This will reduce our call volumes and enable us to continue to provide a top quality service even if we do happen to have limited staff.
In the near future we will be moving to home working, so please do bear with us if the we are busy. We will call you back if none of the team are available when you call."
TR Register Hillclimb and Sprint Championship:
Larry Jeram - Croft has taken over from Roger McEwen.
Motorsport UK have given us indication that motorsport will resume on 29th March 2021, albeit without spectators until 21st June. Therefore, the TR Register / Revington TR Championship season will start as planned.
Read the latest update from the Governing body here: https://www.motorsportuk.org/motorsport-uk-confirm...