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Covid Restrictions Update – 10/08/2021

As the National Governing Body for model flying in the UK the BMFA remains obliged under the Government’s guidance on COVID-19 measures for grassroots sport to provide advice and guidance to enable model flying to be conducted safely.  That guidance is provided in our 6 steps to COVID-Secure at  https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secure.  With the recent removal of some legally-mandated requirements it is now a matter for individual clubs to decide which of these m...
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Covid Restrictions Update 26/3/2021 All UK Areas

EnglandThe regulations surrounding the easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March have been released.See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/364/schedule/1/madeModel 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...
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Covid Restrictions Update – Wales & Scotland from 13/3/2021

WalesThe overarching stay-at-home restriction will be replaced with a new, interim, stay local rule in Wales. This will mean people can leave their homes and travel within their local area – usually within five miles – but this will be flexible, particularly for people who live in rural areas and for those whose nearest shops and public services are further away. Outdoor sports facilities can reopen, including model flying club sites. A maximum of four people from two households can ...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update – 06/03/2021

England – From March 8th 2021Further to our announcement on 26th February, (see https://www.bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2722/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-26-2-2021 )The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 have been updated and take effect from Monday 8th March.(See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1374/schedule/3A/2021-03-08 )Outdoor sportsgrounds and facilities (which includes model flying club sites) remain in the list of busi...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 26-2-2021

The signs for a return to the skies in England soon are looking promising. The Government COVID-19 Response -Spring 2021 indicates that clubs should be able to re-open from March 29th.  There may also be the possibility for some flying in public open spaces from March 8th; however, this will very much depend on the details contained within the regulations that sit behind the roadmap, which have yet to be released. We will be corresponding with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 6/1/2021

England All areas of England have now been placed in to Tier 4. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 have also been amended.Whilst outdoor exercise is still allowed, either alone or with one other person, we are now no longer permitted to leave our homes to visit public outdoor places for the purposes of open air recreation.  The definition of public outdoor places has also been amended and now no longer includes outdoor sportsgrounds or sports...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020

COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020 EnglandThere is no change that affects model aircraft flying in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 in England since our last update on 4/12/2020. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2703/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-4-12-2020However, the Government have introduced a fourth Tier which currently covers London and much of the South East and a number of other areas.In the new Tier 4 the instruction is that you must stay at home, apart from a limited number of exceptions...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 4/12/2020

EnglandThe legislation relating to COVID-19 restrictions in place from December 2nd has been published.There is now an exemption in place where people can gather in groups larger than 6 in outdoor places for organised outdoor sport and physical activity. This applies in all tiers. Therefore model flying clubs can operate with more than 6 members present, however social distancing must still be maintained and clubs must operate in a Covid secure way. Clubs should consider how many members can be ...
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Covid-19 Regulations Update 27/11/20. England & Northern Ireland

Covid-19 Regulations Update 27/11/20. England & Northern Ireland

England The Government have released updated guidance that comes into effect from 2nd December when local restriction tiers will replace the current National restrictions in England.Based on this guidance, and subject to Parliamentary confirmation, Model Flying Clubs in all Tiers can re-open; however, you are expected to operate in a Covid secure way. See https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secureThe rule of 6 also applies in all Tiers and you should not organise gatherings of more than...
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LATEST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND MODEL AIRCRAFT FLYING. **Updated** 09/11/2020

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/ England 5/11/2020 - 2/12/2020The Government introduced restrictions from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December (at the earliest), which limit the reasons why people can n...
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