Coronavirus and the JEC: A guide to the latest restrictions

LAST UPDATE: 08:00 08/01/2021

With most of the UK returning to lockdown and with the Government advising us to ‘Stay at home’, there has been some resulting impact on operations at JEC HQ in Bristol

All of the team are once again working from home, but are able to answer the phones remotely.

We will be operating as normal regarding new member sign-ups, membership renewals and telephone enquiries. However, please bear with us as, with a remotely working team, it may take longer than normal to process some requests.

Thank you for your continued patience, support and understanding.

Many regional organisers will know that the changes mean that no JEC events or social gatherings can take place. There are no exemptions to this rule and all events and gatherings MUST remain cancelled.

In the meantime, keep in touch via the Forum, the Podcast, our Social Media and your own local WhatsApp groups and Zoom calls.

​General Advice

How are the rules enforced?

Individuals can be issued with fines of up to a maximum of £3,200 for repeat offences with more serious offences being prosecuted. The Police have powers to disperse groups of over thirty people and remove people from an area.

What about clinically vulnerable individuals?

Those who have been unidentified as at “high-risk” of contracting COVID-19 are now able to gather in groups of up to six people outdoors. This number includes individuals outside of the household. Those shielding can also form a "support bubble" with one other household.

Guidance Links

Key points:

  • Check your car over carefully if it’s not been used for a while, paying particular attention to tyres and brakes.
  • Maintain social distancing of 2 metres where possible (1 metre in certain circumstances - refer to Government guidelines).
  • If you previously declared your Jaguar as being on SORN to the DVLA, be sure to update it before taking to the road.
  • If you haven''t renewed your insurance policy during lockdown, do it right away. To help with this, check out the contacts for our panel of insurers here: https://jec.org.uk/insurance
  • MOT centres and garages are permitted to remain open.
  • For more information on COVID-19 visit www.who.int
  • To view UK Government advice visit: www.gov.uk
  • For NHS information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please be assured that during this rapidly changing situation, we are monitoring advice very closely and will follow up with JEC members if the situation develops.

Please note: As our volunteer organisers announce their move to postpone or cancel certain events, members should support them in that decision.

Jaguar Enthusiast Magazine

Our fantastic 132 page monthly magazine is still be produced and sent out to distributors for you to enjoy. We are facing difficulty once they have been dispatched as some local offices have back logs. Don't forget that you can also read the latest issue on line, with each issue being available from the 1st of the month in the members area for free!

JEC Racing

JEC Racing is currently within the close season, we will announce the 2021 calendar and advise as to whether spectators are allowed in due course.

Latest updates:

Sunday Scramble, Bicester Heritage planned for January - CANCELLED

Bicester Heritage has been actively monitoring Government policy regarding the control of COVID-19 and growth rate projections for the forthcoming weeks. Given the circumstances, we believe that it is prudent to cancel the first Scramble open day event of 2021, to be replaced with an event in April.

Bicester Heritage would like to take this opportunity to thank our Scramble Pass holders and Specialists for their continued support. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to welcoming you to our Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring enterprise in 2021.


Le Mans Classic

Le Mans Classic is planned for 1st - 4th July 2021. If you have booked with our partner Travel Destinations they will automatically move any 2020 booking over to the new date. They will be contacting any members who have booked soon.

"Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest have decided to postpone the tenth edition of Le Mans Classic to July 1-2-3-4, 2021. After having carefully studied different scenarios and possible dates, it was finally decided that postponing Le Mans Classic to 2021 was the best solution for this event in order to continue to bring together all lovers of the vintage car in optimal conditions."

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