(From email sent to members 18 March 2020).
Day to day club operations, including training
At this stage, day-to-day club operations are continuing, but please read and think about the following.
If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus, or feel unwell, please be sensible and do not attend the airfield.
If you do not want to attend the airfield, you do not have to. And if you are rostered on a duty team and do not want to attend, please do let us know and seek to find a replacement.
If you have sanitiser or wipes at home, consider bringing from home for your use. Practice social distancing as a secondary precaution. No hand shakes, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing (into your elbow is best).
If you plan to fly a club glider, be responsible for cleaning the control stick, handles and knobs on panel, before and after your use of the glider. Think about surfaces you have touched and wipe them down. Buckles on the harness and parachutes, too, but avoid the fabric.
Above all, please use common sense.
Family and Friends Day
Our Family and Friends Day planned for 29 March is cancelled. This is on the basis that it would involve people more broadly than club members.
Air Experience Flights
These are proceeding if passengers still wish to fly. All passengers booked will be contacted by the Club to advise them of the status of our operations and with advice similar to above about common sense precautions.
Given where things are at, the Easter weekend will be an extended Bacchus Marsh operation. Saturday and Sunday will be normal operations days with training. Good Friday and Easter Monday will be general flying days. The sign-up booking system will be updated shortly.
Of course, all of this could change and we will keep you updated.
If you have any concerns, please contact me. Please follow local health authority advice (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus).