6 Steps to Covid Secure

6 Steps to being COVID Secure for Model flying Clubs

  1. Conduct a COVID Risk Assessment
    • identify what activity or situations might cause transmission of the virus
    • think about who could be at risk
    • decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed
    • act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk
    • Guidance for COVID-19 risk assessments https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/working-safely/risk-assessment.htm
    • Risk assessment template COVID-Risk-Assessment
    • Share the results of your risk assessment with your members
  2. Manage contact
    • Minimise contact with shared surfaces and equipment
    • Minimise contact with other members through social distancing
    • Provide hand washing/sanitising facilities, or require all members to bring hand sanitiser
    • Consider when the use of face masks for added protection is appropriate. (Indoors. Masks are generally not needed outdoors if properly socially distanced)
    • Ensure a cleaning protocol is in place for any indoor facilities/toilets
  3. Manage Capacity
    • Ensure social distancing is possible, limit numbers if necessary
    • Consider number of members who can reasonably social distance on the flight line, in the pits and any shared areas, including indoor facilities.
    • Consider marking out pit areas and flight line positions to ensure social distancing
    • Consider exposure time in certain areas, e.g. flightline, increase social distance >2m
    • Consider a booking system to ensure fair usage
  4. Support Test & Trace
    • Appoint a member as Track & Trace co-ordinator
    • Keep a record off all attendees for a 21 day period
    • Collect sufficient data on each attendee, name, tel no, arrival and departure times
    • Consider non contact/online methods for recording attendance, WhatsApp, text message, online forms etc
  5. Spectators, non participants and Juniors
    • Generally, attendance by spectators and non-participants should be avoided
    • Remind individuals accompanied by juniors that they are responsible for supervising them at all times and should follow social distancing guidelines
  6. Providing and explaining guidance
    • Provide signage, where practical, to remind members about social distancing and hand sanitising etc
    • Provide all members with guidance in advance of attendance, by email, on your website etc
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