A further update by HM Government on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation guidance has been issued dated 27 November. It advises that from 2 December local restriction tiers will replace national restrictions in England. As a consequence, GA flying and training flights will be permitted in England across all local tier levels; although they must take place in accordance with the tier restrictions. The full text of the guidance issued can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-general-aviation/coronavirus-covid-19-general-aviation
For the Winter months, the Airport will be open daily from 0800-1800 Mon-Fri and 0900-1800 at weekends. The robust COVID-19 mitigation measures applied ‘airside’ and for visits to the Airport Terminal remain in place. Please note that face coverings are required when visiting the Fire Station and inside the Airport Terminal. It is expected that responsible owners and operators shall have completed their own risk assessment for planned air operations at the Airport and will respect the guidance set out in the local restriction tiers. NOTAMs have been issued explaining the revised opening hours, the ATC service available and the need to provide 24 hours’ notice should RFFS Category 2 be required for a flight.
We have Jet A1 and AVGAS available and payment must be made by card or on account. It is anticipated that the Hummingbird restaurant will revert to its usual opening hours with effect from 2 December and further details will follow.
We are ready to support those who need to fly throughout the autumn/winter and would like to remind aviators to note the PPR, read the EGKA NOTAMs for the latest information and be cognisant of the public information campaign to help prevent the R numbering increasing: HANDS, FACE, SPACE.