Covid-19

Updated: 14th June 2021

Stage 4 lifting has been pushed back by 4 weeks, please see the updated re-opening plan below;

During this current global pandemic, our members health and safety is of upmost importance and our number one priority.

This page is designed to be your single point of information for our current guidelines and restrictions for all the current club locations and activities.

Please keep checking back here regularly to keep refreshed of the latest guidance, though any major changes will be sent out via the usual communication routes.

Flying

Both Flying Fields are now OPEN for all Flying Activities, however the following restrictions apply;

  1. 2 metres distance between people MUST be observed at ALL times.
  2. Only two flyers in the flight-box at any one time (the walk to the strip has been widened to allow safe passing).
  3. Only one person at a time in the shed for charging of batteries (you must use your own charger and have no contact with other chargers/batteries).
  4. Training can only be carried out using the clubs buddy system/club training aircraft. The buddy transmitter will be cleaned after each use, hand sanitizer must be used prior to each training flight (to be provided by you). We will need to implement a booked time-slot system for training to limit numbers at the field.
  5. The patio furniture will be NOT be in use, if you need a seat, please bring your own.
  6. Use hand sanitizer/wipes on the gate/lock after use.

These can also be downloaded and printed out for your future reference: COVID-GUIDELINES-FOR-FLYING-AT-MDMC-SITES.pdf

The latest BMFA guidance and information can be viewed online here: BMFA Covid Updates

Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, must not fly and should stay at home to maintain social isolation in accordance with government advice.

Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is currently OPEN for all social activities including flight sims.

However, due to current regulations and guidelines, this is restricted to 6 members per night, these spots will need to be booked in advance.

Full guidelines can be downloaded here: COVID-19-Clubhouse-Guidance-02.pdf

Reopening Plan: The clubhouse will not fully re-open for unrestricted socialising until Stage 4, now planned for 12th July 2021.

Slot Car

Slot Car activities have now RESUMED, the club house is now open for slot car members on the usual race evenings.

This is in the format of RESTRICTED PRACTICE sessions for members to run on the track unrestricted, however no formal racing will take place and no race fees will be applicable.

These sessions run each of the usual opening nights, however places must be booked in advanced, with a strict 6 person limit, to meet current guidance.

Full guidelines can be downloaded here: COVID-19-Clubhouse-Guidance-02.pdf

Full Reopening Plan:

Stage 4: Unrestricted indoor activities are now planned to be allowed from the 12th July 2021, a full Race Calendar will resume from this date.

Please see the Slot Car pages for full details.