The first big event of the summer will go ahead this weekend – with strict Covid-19 protocols in place.

The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday, has been given the green light but everyone over the age of 11 must have a negative lateral flow test before being allowed in.

Tests must have been carried out no longer than 48 hours before admission. People can carry out home tests and show the results or there will be a testing station on site with results within 30 minutes.

The restriction applies to everyone whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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The festival, which includes a hill climb, will be held at Wolfstones above Holmfirth and Covid restrictions mean attendance has been limited to 4,000 a day.

Organisers promise an exciting and safe day out with road racing, car displays, stands, street food, a fashion show and more.

Entry is by ticket only and instructions will be sent on how to ensure Covid-secure admission to the site.

On advice from Kirklees Council, organisers were forced to scrap plans for festival-style live music.

By way of recompense, the organisers are offering a free family ticket for the festival in 2022.

It is hoped a Covid-free festival next year will be on a larger scale meaning there is much to look forward to.

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Local people are also warned of road closures and congestion in and around the area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and for take-down works on Monday and Tuesday.

These are the roads which will be closed:

Wolfstones Road, from Wilshaw Road to Bradshaw Road;

Bradshaw Road, from Wilshaw Road to Thick Hollins Road;

Wilshaw Mill Road, from near the entrance to Australia Farm to Bradshaw Road;

Wickens Lane, from Lower Wickens Farm to Wolfstones Road.

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