The Government has issued revised lockdown rules that take effect from Monday 1st June when groups of up to 6 people from different households may meet in outdoor spaces providing they comply with the existing social distancing rules, which means that up to 6 Members can fly at any one time.

Having discussed the matter with the Club Committee the following revised rules for flying at the Patch have been agreed with effect from Monday 1st June 2020:

On all days’ of the week except Friday afternoon and Sunday there is no need to book a flying slot with John Wheeley.  That said if a Member (Andy usually) plans to fly they are asked to circulate their intention to all those on Andy’s email list of mid-week flyers.  Those intending to join the instigator of the flying session are requested to advise all those on Andy’s list of their intention to fly.

Friday afternoon will revert to “gardening” and to avoid more Members than the 6 allowed turning up, Members are asked to book their visit by email to John Wheeley.

Similarly, on Sunday morning, any Member intending to fly is asked to book a slot with John Wheeley by lunch-time on Saturday and if more than 6 apply, then priority will given to those who work from Monday to Friday.

If any Member feels uncomfortable about flying as a group of up to 6 Members then they should contact John Wheeley and a day will be allocated to them to fly, BUT there must be a minimum of 2 Members present as there are bullocks in the field.  They will also be responsible for arranging their flying companion.

Please do remember that Members MUST maintain a separation of 2 metres at all times; this will require some care both in the pits when the bullocks are in the field (now) and on the flight line.

If any Member has any questions please don’t hesitate to contact John Wheeley.

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