COVID-19 - Third Wave and Gathering Restrictions

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COVID-19 - Third Wave and Gathering Restrictions

Unread post by bdg » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:07 am

The one constant is change and that has not been more apparent than the significant upheaval to our "normal" over the past year.

Your HEFA Executive have been continuing to focus attention to the safety of our members, their families and to the public in general. We have established a "COVID Return to Flying" procedure which is meant to formally support the safety of our organization and to align with Public Health requirements. Traceability is a significant portion of that plan and was specifically requested by the NS Government Agency. I would like to thank those who have been sending emails to log their activities at our fields but I do think that we could have been more rigorous in this aspect as well.

As a result of the latest announcements yesterday, we feel that there is no option other than to suspend flying under the HEFA umbrella for the foreseeable future. There is a gathering limit of 5 people both indoors and outdoors. We've tried to consider alternatives and ways to make this work but all are fraught with possible issues in exceeding these limits from either our members or from the public in general. As an organization, we need to follow the intentions of the newest restrictions and certainly that is with public safety in mind and eliminating gatherings.

From https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210422005:
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We recognize that this suspension comes at a time when the weather is improving and which very much aligns with times for enjoyable outdoor flying - typically with our HEFA friends. But - at least for the next while - these activities will need to be suspended under the HEFA umbrella until further notice.

Please reach out should you have any comments at HalifaxElectricFlyers@outlook.com.

Thank you - and be safe!

HEFA Executive
  • President - Brian Gray
  • Vice President - Chris Hodgkinson
  • Treasurer - John Liddard
  • Secretary - Chris Hodgkinson
  • Director - Bill Foster
  • Director - Gary Foster

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Re: COVID-19 - Third Wave and Gathering Restrictions

Unread post by bdg » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:48 am

We would like to thank our members for following the Nova Scotia Heath requirements. We absolutely recognize that we are getting into a great time of the year weather-wise but that public health trumps all. Further to this earlier post, there is some clarification on the website that organized recreational activities are prohibited. This is where we fall according to previous communications with government agencies.

An excerpt from https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/count ... s/halifax/:
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It's interesting as outdoor fitness activities can still take place with up to 25 people and social distancing. But that is not a "loop hole" that we want to pursue! Safety and intent prevail.

Thanks again to everyone.

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Re: COVID-19 - Third Wave and Gathering Restrictions

Unread post by ron53 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:40 pm

Brian and the HEFA Executive:

I want to thank you for keeping us well informed about all the rules.
They seem to change every other day I know that You and the Executive will keep us safe.
Again THANK YOU

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Re: COVID-19 - Third Wave and Gathering Restrictions

Unread post by bdg » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:01 pm

Thanks Ron. It is especially tough with the improving weather (tomorrow morning is looking pretty good for flying :| ) and we're doing our best to interpret the rules for our members and the greater public.

Bunker down and we'll get through this in time for the best part of the flying season!

Brian

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Re: COVID-19 - Third Wave and Gathering Restrictions

Unread post by saboo » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:26 pm

In my case I feel it is an addiction support group. Many of us have the same addiction. I certainly get support, for my addiction, from other flyers. ;)
Nothing like the smell of electrons in the morning ;-)

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