Covid Restrictions Update 26/3/2021 All UK Areas

England

The regulations surrounding the easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March have been released.
See
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/364/schedule/1/made

Model flying club sites can reopen from Monday 29th March.

Where a club is operating in a COVID secure manner and has implemented the BMFA 6 Steps to Covid security guidance in full (see https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secure ) the gathering limits (Rule of 6) do NOT apply.

It is important to note that after conducting the required COVID risk assessment that a club may need to implement a restriction on numbers to enable the correct social distancing.

For model flying activity outside of the control of a model flying club the gathering limits still apply.

 

Northern Ireland

From 1st April, model flying club sites can re-open; however, club houses and indoor facilities, with the exception of essential toilet facilities, must remain closed. Gathering limits of up to 10 people from not more than 2 households apply.

From 12th April up to 15 people can take part provided the club is operating in a COVID secure manner and has implemented the BMFA 6 Steps to Covid security guidance in full.
(see
https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secure )

 

See https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you#toc-16

 

Wales

The ‘Stay-local’ rule will be lifted from Saturday 27th March and unrestricted travel within the Welsh borders will be permitted. Please note that non-essential travel into Wales is still not permitted for at least two further weeks.

Model flying club sites can be open. A maximum of 6 people from 2 households can take part in model flying activity.

 

Scotland

Local outdoor informal recreation and sport is permitted. This can be in groups up to a maximum of 4 people from a maximum of 2 households. The Scottish government is aiming to lift all restrictions on journeys in mainland Scotland from 26th April.

Outdoor recreation can start and finish at a place in your local authority area (or up to 5 miles from its boundary).

See https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

Organised model flying activity, in groups of up to 15 people, can take place at club sites which are operating in a COVID secure manner and which is overseen by a COVID officer. See https://sportscotland.org.uk/media/6446/return-to-sport-and-physical-activity-guidance-120321-final.pdf  (page 7)

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