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Coronavirus UK lockdown, some temporary rules (updated 28/11/20) **IMPORTANT**

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Coronavirus UK lockdown, some temporary rules (updated 28/11/20) **IMPORTANT**

Post by CivilianAviation » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:58 pm

In line with yesterday's announcement from the Government, we need to make our position clear. Our aviation hobbies - mainly spotting and photography of aviation, is not an essential activity and thus we should not be venturing out to pursue the hobby.
To keep us compliant with the Government rules any posts on this site that relate to photography or logs relating to UK locations during the shutdown that are clearly not ‘at home spotting’ or from a 'permitted work place' e.g. airfield photos, logs and visits made after 23rd March will have to be removed from the forum to demonstrate our compliance and for the poster's good.

You will notice that we have stated 'photographs and logs relating to the UK' , we are aware of and grateful for the posts we receive from locations beyond the UK and we will be happy for those to continue provided they comply with the relevant rules at the time in the country of their origin.

Regarding our photo competitions:
POTM: any photos taken AFTER 23rd March will be excluded unless taken from one’s place of residence or ‘permitted work place’. We may have to suspend POTM after this month if the shutdown looks like continuing much more that the initial 3 weeks.
SPOTM: it should be possible for this to continue but the same temporary rule re photos after 23rd March will need to apply so entrants will need to go through their photo libraries. I've looked at the calendar and I think the only subject that may need altering is the September one for 2020 airshows (hopefully we will be over this before then but who knows!

As stated previously any photos taken before 23rd of March can still be posted so hopefully we can keep the forum active with interesting photos from our collections - it's a very good time to use the 'Nostalgia' section!

We must all do our part, no matter how small it may be, in keeping the wider population safe. This is unprecedented times in our generation and we will be monitoring the situation and amending or adding temporary rules accordingly.
Please ensure that all posts comply with these requirements, the admin team have enough to do to keep themselves and families safe and well without having to continually monitor posts. thank you.

Sensible debate and questions on this post are welcomed but please do NOT (yes I'm almost shouting this) try to suggest or look for ways round the government rules, we have to do all we can to help keep the country safe - the sooner we can eradicate this virus, the sooner we can get back to our hobby.

Similar advice will be posted on our sister forum Fighter control very soon if it isn't already there.

Thanks for your co-operation, we hope you all keep safe and well

The admin team

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Re: Coronavirus UK lockdown and our hobby, some temporary rules

Post by CivilianAviation » Wed May 13, 2020 8:02 am

Update 13/05/20

The staff have decided that this ruling is to continue in all parts of the UK until further notice. We thank you for your co-operation.

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Re: Coronavirus UK lockdown and our hobby, some temporary rules

Post by Mike » Sat May 23, 2020 5:16 pm

These restrictions have now been lifted from the forum, please be very careful to abide by the 2 metre spacing rule if you're going to an airfield and thanks to everyone for being so patient. :thumb:
It is your responsibility to make sure that you follow the current restrictions laid down by each part of the UK.
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Re: Coronavirus UK lockdown, some temporary rules (updated 01/11/20) **IMPORTANT**

Post by CivilianAviation » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:59 pm

In line with yesterday's announcement from the UK Government regarding new lockdown regulations in England, the staff would like to make it clear that our view of the new lockdown starting on Thursday 05/11/20 regarding our hobby is as follows :-

1. The guidelines state that you should avoid all non-essential travel by private or public transport.

2. The guidelines state that you should only meet one other person from another household outside in a public place.

3. The guidelines state that 'exercise and recreation' is acceptable, so visiting your local airport should be OK as long as everyone follows the 2 points above.

The official guidelines for England from 05/11/20 can be found here, please obey them. :- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-nationa ... 5-november

The November 2020 Photo of the Month competition has been cancelled.


DO NOT POST PHOTOS AND/OR LOGS TAKEN AT AN AIRPORT DURING THE LOCKDOWN PERIOD IF YOU HAVE KNOWINGLY BROKEN THE GUIDELINES IN YOUR AREA.

For those members living in other parts of the UK then please follow the relevant guidelines set out in your area.

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Re: Coronavirus UK lockdown, some temporary rules (updated 01/11/20) **IMPORTANT**

Post by andygolfer » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:25 pm

As the government guidelines in line 3 of the post above aren't crystal clear and to prevent publicly visible criticism we have decided to make the 'current civilian photography' section visible to members only during the English lockdown, when the situation changes we will switch it back to it's normal setting.

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Re: Coronavirus UK lockdown, some temporary rules (updated 28/11/20) **IMPORTANT**

Post by CivilianAviation » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:40 am

Update 28/11/20

As lockdowns change or end and tier systems kick in, please ensure that you are aware of the rules for your area and that of an adjacent one if you are crossing into a different area whilst still avoiding unnecessary travel. Also remember that there will be temporary rules for Christmas so if you are doing anything then affected by the temporary rules please ensure you comply.
The limits are for guidance and as well as (obviously) not being exceeded you don't have to socialise/travel/recreate up to the relevant limit, you're far better off keeping any socialising to an absolute minimum.

Think of it like a speed limit - if the speed limit where you are is 30 MPH don't think 'well I can probably get away with 35' and you don't even have to drive at exactly 30, stay well below the limit.

The POTM competition is cancelled until further notice and the Current Photography section will also be visible to members only (when logged in) for the time being.


DO NOT POST PHOTOS AND/OR LOGS TAKEN AT AN AIRPORT IF YOU HAVE KNOWINGLY BROKEN THE GUIDELINES IN YOUR AREA

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