COVID-19 Update – A return to the Skies in Wales from 1st June.

COVID-19 Update – A return to the Skies Wales from 1st June.

After receiving further information on the situation in Wales it now appears that there can be a limited return of model aircraft flying in Wales, please note that it is subject to conditions about staying local (approx. 5 miles from home) and social distancing measures must be observed. Please also note that you should not be travelling outside of your local area in to Wales either.

The government in Wales states:- 

If your preferred form of exercise or leisure is one that can only be undertaken in specific locations, this still needs to be carried out locally. Examples of this might include golf, angling or watersports. If there is a place where you can do these within your local area, then you are free to do so, but it would not be permissible to drive outside your local area for these purposes. That said, it is important not to risk spreading the virus by breaking that exercise and stopping or congregating with others outside your local area. Crowded places should be avoided, and social distancing should be maintained. The rules on gathering with others also mean that while you can now exercise with people from one other household, group activities are still not allowed.

Developing scientific evidence demonstrates that virus that caused Covid-19 decays quickly (a few minutes) in strong sunlight (SAGE paper SAGE35-2d). This means that being outdoors gives a much lower risk of transmission than being indoors. In light of this, there are no longer legal restrictions on the type of outdoor activity you can undertake within your local area, how often you can go outdoors or how long you spend outside. Indeed, exercise and other outdoor recreation is generally beneficial for health and wellbeing, and so it is strongly encouraged.

 

Useful Links

https://gov.wales/stay-local-to-keep-wales-safe

https://gov.wales/guidance-changes-coronavirus-regulations-1-june

https://gov.wales/changes-coronavirus-regulations-1-june-frequently-asked-questions

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