Further to yesterdays update which you can read at https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2653/FURTHER-IMPORTANT-UPDATE-PLEASE-READ-COVID-19-AND-A-RETURN-TO-THE-SKIES 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.
Model flying within the current restrictions should be considered as a solo activity (unless with other members of your household or one person from outside your household – for safety purposes). This does not mean that if anyone else is present at the flying site you must go home (the same would be true in your local park), but gatherings must be avoided, and social distancing maintained. Some clubs have introduced a booking system to limit the number allowed on the field at any one time and to minimise wasted journeys. We would also re-iterate that where land-owners have closed their sites (such as the MOD and National Trust) you must not fly there until they re-open.
Do remember that when you go flying you are not there to meet up with others, you are there to fly your aircraft and nothing else. Do not mingle with other people and respect social distancing guidance to ensure you maintain a safe distance. If in any doubt, please stay at home.
Turn up, fly, go home!!