Melbourne Gliding Club

Suspension of operations due to Covid-19

26 Mar 2020 21:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


The following is a summary of a message sent to all Club members this evening.

It is with regret, but knowing that it is the right and sensible decision, that the Melbourne Gliding Club will immediately cease flying operations until further notice.

The spirit and intent of the current Covid-19 guidelines and advice is to avoid non-essential travel outside the home. Unfortunately, gliding falls within this.

For now, duty crews and members are not to travel to the aerodrome for flying operations, and we urge you all to follow the current government restrictions and advice in relation to social distancing and isolation.

The clubhouse and workshops are closed. You should not travel to the aerodrome, it is not essential.

The Committee are meeting weekly by teleconference to examine the impacts of this suspension, and to look at positive options to continue engagement with Club throughout this period of uncertainty.

Our aim is to ensure that our Club emerges healthy and ready to operate as soon as possible.

Whilst social distance and isolation will help to protect us individually it is a vital action to quickly reduce the exponential spread of Covid-19 within the community.

We will be back flying as soon as we can safely do so.

Please stay safe and well, and best wishes to you, your families, and friends.

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