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Will the new government “rule of six” affect my group booking?

The government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down including, from Monday 14th September, that you must not meet socially in groups of more than 6. Below are details of how this will be adhered to for events exceeding six guests.

Bookings can continue to be placed for larger groups. Any groups exceeding six people will be divided into smaller groups on arrival, not exceeding 6, which you will be required to remain in when on site. These smaller groups must socially distance, as required by the new government rules, whilst on site. Your activity will not be affected, with adult karting allowing up to 35 drivers to race at once.

For the safety of all, our updated cleaning procedures are in place for all equipment, sanitiser stations and protective screens installed, and distancing measures in place. Face coverings are required within buildings and must be worn on arrival.

Will Covid-19 affect my event?

Read our article here about what measures we have put in place to allow us to provide a safe and enjoyable experience, whilst following government guidance.

What is the minimum age and height to drive a kart?

The minimum age to drive our junior karts is 8 and there is a minimum height requirement of 130cm (4’3”). We do have a twin seater that can take passengers from 5 years old. The minimum age to drive our adult karts is 14 years old.

What clothing should I wear?

For Karting & RX Buggies we provide a race suit, balaclava, helmet and gloves however we require you to wear flat, closed toe shoes. Gloves and balaclavas are mandatory for karting events and we recommend that, where possible, you bring your own. Drivers without their own racewear will be able to buy an accessory pack, including helmet liner and gloves, or use the freshly laundered racewear provided. For Paintball we will provide a mask and camouflage overall, but recommend you wear sensible shoes as you will be running on uneven and slippery terrain. We strongly recommend boots with ankle support.

Can I use my Go-Pro?

Following guidelines from the National Karting Association (NKA) & Motorsport UK, Go-Pros and similar are not permitted for use during Hire Kart activities. Owner Drivers may use them but only if the camera is securely mounted to the karts bodywork. Helmet mounts and chest mounts are not permitted.

What happens if it rains?

All activities go on! For Karting and RX Buggies, we provide rain suits to keep you as warm and dry as possible.

Do I need to book?

To avoid disappointment, we always recommend booking prior to arrival.

Do I need a driving licence?

No, you do not need a driving licence to participate. All drivers are given a full safety briefing and instruction on how to drive the vehicles.

Are spectators allowed?

Yes, however children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Please note dogs are not permitted on site at any time.

What if I am late arriving for my activity?

If you arrive late for your activity and the safety briefing has already begun you will not be able to participate. No refund will be given.

Are parking facilities available?

Yes and including space for coaches.

I have a medical condition can I take part?

You will be asked to sign a disclaimer before taking part in the Event to confirm that you are medically fit and well. If you are in doubt you must check with your GP and speak to KNE prior to attending an event.

Can I drink alcohol before participating in an activity?

We operate a zero alcohol/drugs policy. If any of our members of staff suspect anyone to be under the influence of alcohol/illegal drugs, they will not be allowed to take part and will not be eligible for a refund. This is for the safety of everyone. We reserve the right to breathalyse and/or drugs swab anybody we believe to be under the influence.