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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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Latest Covid-19 restrictions and model aircraft flying. 2/11/2020

Please note this guidance has been updated. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2695/LATEST-COVID-19-RESTRICTIONS-AND-MODEL-AIRCRAFT-FLYING-Updated-09-11-2020 Further 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/cor...
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Model Flying and Local Covid Alert levels (Tiers) - England

   To ensure your club activities are COVID Secure please see https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secureSee Government advice on Covid alert levels (Tiers) at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know Please note restrictions in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland differ from England.For Wales see https://gov.wales/coronavirusFor Northern Ireland see https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19For Scotland See https://www.gov.scot/coronav...
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Model flying after 14th September 2020 – England & Scotland

Model flying after 14th September 2020 – England & Scotland

From 14th September new restrictions apply to social gatherings in outdoor spaces in England and Scotland.  The number of people allowed in an outdoor gathering has reduced from 30 to 6, appropriately socially-distanced unless from the same household.  However, organised sport is one of several exemptions to the new restrictions, provided that it is conducted in accordance with COVID-19 Secure guidelines.The guidance below offers practical advice on the measures that should be taken by model fly...
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