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Geoff S08/09/2020 23:51:01
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I've just read that gatherinbgs of more than 6 people will be banned in England from Monday. Not sure exactly how that affects us but I guess fly-ins, shows (Weston?), swap meets etc fall into that category and possibly having more than 6 at the airfield.

Apparently it's because there have been more than 8500 new cases recorded in the last 3 days. Looks like more workshop time and less flying time

Really getting fed up with this.

Geoff

john stones 1 Moderator09/09/2020 00:16:09
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Fed up Geoff, just as well there's no swearing and no politics allowed.

Wife and all family still working though, giz a clue someone. wink

Martin Harris - Moderator09/09/2020 00:35:34
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I have no idea how this works - our club owns its field so in effect, each member is a part owner. Can you stop them exercising their right to fly their models at any time - perhaps limiting any group to 6 within 2m at any time - can we have groups of 6 split apart by 3m - 4m - 10m - 25m?

We've introduced a limit of 2 on the flightline and 1 at a time in the clubhouse - are any others at the field simply regarded the same as unlimited people exercising in the local park while practicing social distancing?

I suspect we'll need to keep an eye on how the regulations are interpreted for golf clubs as they seem to be the first to get guidance/relaxation...

Edited By Martin Harris on 09/09/2020 00:39:08

Devcon109/09/2020 00:59:07
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Given the police/authorities have publicly acknowledged they can't enforce the rules as they are I wouldn't change a thing.

I don't think model flying clubs will ever feature as workload for the test and trace teams.

Sadly we're not in the demographics that are attracting attention.

I'm happy that I can fly models without risk to others even if I were carrying the virus.

cymaz09/09/2020 06:12:11
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No change for us. We were just about to discuss the possibility of increasing the flying slots to 8. This now won’t happen.

oh well, back to checking booking emails.

EarlyBird09/09/2020 06:29:09
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Let's not over react as here is a quote from the press.

'The number of people who can legally gather in one house is to be cut from 30 people to six, under new rules for England aimed at stopping a second coronavirus wave.'

Only for gatherings at home then?

Cheers beer

Steve

Ron Gray09/09/2020 06:37:54
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It applies to indoors and outdoors.

It would be great if the BMFA could issue new guidelines asap to avoid confusion.

EarlyBird09/09/2020 06:43:49
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Ron,

Yes the usual confusion as the interpretation depends on the press report you read.

PM will issue a statement today clarifying the new rules.

Peter Miller09/09/2020 07:18:40
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Over the August Bank Holiday there were about 500 people at a huge rave in Thetford Forrest. In the end the police managed to get in after about three days and another one in Wales.

They are the ones causing the increase in cases.

I think I will be going flying as normal but then a big turn out for our club is 8.

EarlyBird09/09/2020 07:28:00
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Apparently pubs will be open but limited to six people at one table. Does that mean there is not limit for drunken people to gather as long as there are no more than six at each table?

Talking about confusion I thought the limit was six. When did thirty happen? There again during the week there are less than six at my clubs anyway.

FlyinBrian09/09/2020 07:52:59
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Went flying last Sunday, six at the field on a calm overcast warm day, four went home after about an hour (What did I say?) little danger of breaching the rules.

Flew my GP Super Aeromaster after rebearing-ing the OS91 Surpass in it, had two great flights and four more with my WHizza.

Great Day!

Ron Gray09/09/2020 08:44:08
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Posted by EarlyBird on 09/09/2020 06:43:49:

Ron,

Yes the usual confusion as the interpretation depends on the press report you read.

PM will issue a statement today clarifying the new rules.

I’m sure that Boris will make it really clear.

Here is the Gov’s document as it currently stands with reference to the 30.

Michael Ramsay-Fraser09/09/2020 09:03:20
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Posted by Ron Gray on 09/09/2020 08:44:08:
Posted by EarlyBird on 09/09/2020 06:43:49:

I’m sure that Boris will make it really clear.

That'll be a first, then!

ken anderson.09/09/2020 09:14:33
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whatever is decided we'll have to obey?...even though a lot of people aren't doing so...at the end of the day I would rather be 6ft above the ground instead of 6ft below...and hopefully its only temporary....

ken anderson...ne..1...6ft above dept.

Richard Wills 209/09/2020 09:22:01
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If the definition of a gathering is the same as last time, then just like you can have more than one group (table) of 6 in a restaurant, you can have several groups of 6 at the field as long as long as there is no social interaction between the groups.

Lima Hotel Foxtrot09/09/2020 09:37:52
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Posted by Devcon1 on 09/09/2020 00:59:07:

Given the police/authorities have publicly acknowledged they can't enforce the rules as they are I wouldn't change a thing.

I don't think model flying clubs will ever feature as workload for the test and trace teams.

Sadly we're not in the demographics that are attracting attention.

I'm happy that I can fly models without risk to others even if I were carrying the virus.

I think that not being in that demographic is a good thing: lets keep our heads down and not present an easy target for knee-jerk legislation.

I hope the BMFA put out some club-level advice or a statement soon, I need to send out another email to fulfill my chairman duties and for my clubmates to casually ignore.

Peter Miller09/09/2020 09:47:05
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Actually the testing system is impressive.

If you have the symptoms you have to go and be tested.

People here in East Anglia have been told to drive to Aberdeen, Wales and the lucky ones to Bradford.

One lady who was due for major surgery in Norwich was told she had to be tested the day before. After a lot of kerfuffle she managed to get tested in Cambridge, a mere 60 miles away.

THey couldn't organise a booze up in a Brewery.

And the new government motto" It has all been changed!"

Peter Miller09/09/2020 10:09:10
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I drove into Waitrose this morning at 7.45.

The village bus stop and those in Long Melford were all crowded with pupils.

As you say, close together,no face masks. Never mind, unfortunately they may kill their grand parents. but why should they care.

There were about three or four customers in Waitrose. Most civilised.

Engine Doctor09/09/2020 10:22:43
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According to Sky news there are exemptions. Including organised sports events . Are we not a recognised sport ?

Apparently more clarification of the rules will be released before Monday so don't pannick just yet.

Our club has just it out advertising for a swap meet to help raise funds for the Air Ambulance. Hope we don't have to cancel , by if we do then it's just too bad.

Stuphedd09/09/2020 10:41:47
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Our club lost 2 members this year , sadly terminal , so that leaves us with only 5 , So this is one problem we dont as a club have to worry about. But how long can we "hang on "??

cheers

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