I'm interested in flying with anyone at almost any time but as for the time being we do not especially want to draw the attention of the general public I suggest we see should contact each other through the 'members only' section of proboards......what do others think?
The current advice is for "social distancing" unless you are unwell when isolation is recommended. There is no recommendation to remain indoors, in fact we are encouraged to go out to keep fit and healthy whilst avoiding crowded areas and remaining 2 metres apart. This in my view makes kite flying the perfect choice. We rarely fly as close together as 2 metres so social distanbcing isnt a problem. The general public are always happy to see our kites in the air and I feel we would be doing the world at large a great service by putting some colour into an otherwise grey and dismal world.
If we fly at any of our usual sites the public rarely come close so i dont see a problem at all and fail to understand Midlands kite Flyers decision to cancel all fly-ins for the forseeable future.
Hope to be well enough to be able to join you all somewhere this weekend (I am at the moment and hope to stay that way) as I have almost forgotten which end of a line to hold its been so long.
Post by Gareth Williams on Mar 20, 2020 12:07:56 GMT
This morning, I received the following advice from BKFA with regard to kite flying and Covid19
BKFA has talked to its insurers about the effects, if any, of the current coronavirus emergency on our kiteflying insurance policy.
Jerry Swift has produced the attached document and I am sending it round to all member clubs for information. In essence, it says that kiteflying out of doors is still OK subject the maintenance of a proper distance (2 metres) between fliers, but indoor activities such as workshops are not OK. All public events should be cancelled but private and informal events such as fly-ins are permitted subject to the usual precautions and separation. The document is also available on the website www.bkfa.org.uk
I have not attached the document, which can be found by following the link to the BKFA website.
Just to add to Gareth's post, Apart from the Teston August Weekend, KKF does not organise directly any events on our calendar and it is our partners decision on cancellation. Fingers crossed that the government modelling showing we could be coming out of the doom and gloom by end of May, beginning of June is right and we may then commence looking foward to the second half of the year with positivity about gatherings at fetsivals and events.