Open Slopes, Scale Days, F3F and Other Events
We have issued various advice since the start of lockdown, from “No Fly” to “Turn Up, Fly, Go Home” whilst always urging members to follow the over-arching advice that emanates from Government and other bodies. Indeed the BMFA generated the “Turn Up …” which is still a good one.
We reiterate this advice and ask that people use their common sense in its application. Health and safety both on the ground and in the air is a two way street. Whilst we will provide some sanitization facilities, it is also incumbent on members to follow social distancing and sanitization guidelines, including provision of your own PPE and anti-bac. This is particularly appropriate for touch points over which we have no control, the gates for instance.
At events prior to the bug we have always kept a log of attendees. This continues and takes on additional relevance as it provides our track and trace information. We therefore ask that you provide your name and contact telephone number to whoever is organizing an event (that includes you, Pike)
We do ask that you observe proper distance when setting up your kit and communicating with other members. Clearly, another member, or their glider, is a touch point, so please exercise caution even if it is the latest bright, shiny scale or Baudis model!
Events are by their nature, Outdoors, and we understand this to currently entail a maximum attendance of 30 persons. With many members shielding we have not got anywhere close to this number this year, but do not be surprised if the organizer suggests that we are at max and urges attendees to act accordingly.
It is important that any visitors to an event are made aware of the above, whether fliers or observers.
Anyhow – this is as of 2nd September, it could all change and we will endeavor to review accordingly.
PS – apologies for the z in sanitisation – Microsoft keeps thinking we are all American