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Kent Gliding Club Covid Procedures

KGC COVID MEASURES WEF SAT 24 JULY

Notwithstanding the inoculation programme the number of Covid cases in Kent continues to rise and is likely to rise further given the lifting of the social distancing laws (but not necessarily guidelines).  The revised measures adopted by the club are:

Anyone (instructor or trainee) proposing to fly dual in a club glider must have had a negative lateral flow test in the preceding 24 hours. Test kits are available free of charge from any pharmacy or can be delivered to your house (order on https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests).

 You must bring evidence of the negative to the Club.  Evidence could be a photo on your mobile phone or (better) the confirmation text that you will receive when you have uploaded your results.

No evidence = no flight. No exceptions.

The club’s instructors are a vital resource to the business of the club and are putting themselves at higher risk by sharing a cockpit with another person.

As previously:

    1. if you have covid symptoms or
    2. have been close contact with someone who has, or
    3. Have been instructed to self-isolate
    4. You MUST NOT come to the club.

You are still required to sign in the moment you arrive at the club, no exceptions. Either use the NHS app and bar code om the front door or sign on the list inside.

Face masks are no longer mandatory inside the club building or in club vehicles. If you want to wear one please do so. Members are to respect social distancing from those wearing masks.

Disinfecting glider cockpits is no longer required; wipes and disinfectant will still be available at the launch point (and throughout the club and vehicles) for you to use if you wish.

The one way system through the club is no longer in use (but please maintain distance from anyone wearing a mask).

The catering remains shut.

No non-members are allowed into the club buildings.

The committee believes that these measures strike a workable balance between risk management and the easing of social distancing.  Please adhere to them.