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BMFA - IMPORTANT UPDATE - PLEASE READFurther to the announcement from the Prime Minister on Saturday regarding new restrictions in response to the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19, we must now update our advice for England to reflect this. Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information. Members are advised to follow the precautions provided by the NHS at all times details of which you can find here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Subject to a vote of Parliament, the Government will introduce further restrictions from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December (at the earliest), which limit the reasons why people can now leave their homes for at least the next four weeks (see https://www.gov.uk/.../new-national-restrictions-from-5...).
EnglandModel Flying in the club environment The Government has ordered that certain venues must close, including indoor and outdoor leisure and sporting facilities. We therefore see little option for model flying clubs to continue operating during the period of lockdown and they should close. Therefore, our advice is for members to stay at home and make an early start on their next masterpiece. BMFA Organised events, contests and roadshows The BMFA is advising that all events and contests scheduled to take place in the next 4 weeks must be cancelled at this time. BMFA Buckminster The site will be closed to visitors during the period of lockdown.
WalesThe devolved administration in Wales imposed a firebreak lockdown from 23rd October that is in place until Monday 9th November, this firebreak lockdown effectively means that the same restrictions, that will be in place in England from Thursday, already apply in Wales and will do until 9th November. With the exception that you cannot meet any person from another household. Following the end of the firebreak, a new set of national rules for Wales will be introduced. However, it is not yet clear what these will be. https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked...
ScotlandFrom today (2nd November) the Scottish Parliament has introduced a 5 Tier system of Protection Levels. However, non-contact outdoor sports (and therefore model aircraft flying) is permitted in all tiers and non-contact indoor sports is permitted in Levels 0, 1 and 2 for over 18s and also in Level 3 for under 18s. See https://sportscotland.org.uk/.../phase-3-return-to-sport... and https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Northern IrelandThe current regulations in place in Northern Ireland, which will be in place until 13th November permits outdoor non-contact sport with a limit of 15 people subject to following public health advice on social distancing etc. https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/.../coronavirus-covid-19...
BMFA OfficeThe BMFA Office functions remain largely in operation as usual, though most of the staff are now working remotely and we regret that the Office is closed to visitors. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the primary means of contact. Important note:- We must advise members to follow Government/NHS guidance and stay at home wherever possible.
Please stay safe. It’s time to get the building board out again!
BMFA - Covid-19 and a return to the skies - UpdateFurther to yesterdays update and in response to a number of member questions, we would like to add the following
Whilst a return to model flying is now possible for some (in England only) it cannot be considered as being business as usual. A trip to the flying site to socialise with more than one other member is not permitted under the current government advice and you should not be making arrangements to meet a group of others to go flying.
Please see link for more details.
The committee have reviewed the latest advice and have provided guidance in the members news section.
BMFA - Covid-19 and a return to the skiesThe UK government has indicated that there will be some ‘relaxation’ of the current restrictions and that from Wednesday 13th May it will be possible to leave home and drive somewhere to engage in a sporting/recreational activity. Please see link for more detail.
The committee are reviewing this update and hope to give guidance regarding the safe use of the field shortly. Until that guidance is available, please do not use the field.
COVID-19 - Government adviceIn response to instructions from Government all club meetings are postponed.
Please stay safe and do your part in saving lives.
BMFA - Model flying and the COVID-19 VirusPlease see recent news article for members.
BMFA - Important UpdateGood morning, following the recent update from the CAA we have had correspondence from members asking for clarification on the matter.
As always, the BMFA's CEO has been in communication with the CAA over the matter with the hope of bringing a clearer picture and concrete guidance for BMFA members.
With the social media rumour mill doing its best to muddy the waters, can we ask that our members please sit tight for 24 hours whilst Dave Phipps works hard for a clearer resolution.
Further updates will follow... please keep checking the BMFA's Official Facebook page, our website and your emails for further guidance.
This bulletin has since been updated - See Article 2640
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Air Navigation Order Amendments 2018
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