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Return to the Skies update. Now includes Northern Ireland

Further to our previous update which you can read at https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2654/A-return-to-the-skies-Further-update-please-read  and in response to a number of member questions, we would like to update the statement to reflect the developing situation. Whilst a return to model flying is now possible for some in England and now Northern Ireland (we are seeking clarification on the situation in Wales and there is currently no relaxation of the restrictions in Scotland) it cer...
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A return to the skies - Further update please read.

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 governm...
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*** FURTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE - PLEASE READ *** COVID-19 AND A RETURN TO THE SKIES.

The UK government has indicated that there will be some ‘relaxation’ of the current restrictions and that from Wednesday 13th May it will be possible to leave home and drive somewhere to engage in a sporting/recreational activity.  Please note that at the present time, this ‘relaxation’ applies only to England.  The advice for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales remains ‘stay home’.  This change in government advice will permit the resumption of some model flying activity in England subj...
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CAA delay introduction of EASA regulations

As a result of COVID-19 related disruption, the CAA have today announced their intention to delay the introduction of the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft which were scheduled to come into effect on the 1st July.  The delay is for an unspecified length of time, but said to be "at least a number of months". The UK model flying associations had been actively working on their applications for 'Article 16 Authorisations', even though the July 1st deadline had been something imposed on us by the...
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Model flying and the COVID-19 Virus - Update 23-3-2020

Further to our statement last week, it is clear that the COVID-19 situation has developed very rapidly in the UK and we must now update our advice to reflect this.  Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 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:...
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Model flying and the COVID-19 Virus

We have been monitoring the current situation carefully and have been awaiting clear guidance from the Government before making decisions relating to general model flying and BMFA Model flying events, contests and roadshows. It is clear that the COVID-19 situation is developing rapidly in the UK and members should keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response  for the latest inf...
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