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P&DARCS Closed due to Victorian Government COVID Rules


Terms & Conditions for Club Attendees

Covid-19 Restrictions From November 1st 2020

(Updated 9 Nov to remove 25 Kms restriction)

(Updated 26 Nov to remove no visitors policy)


1. Introduction

The Victorian government has relaxed Covid-19 Social Gathering restrictions for outdoor sporting activities.

P&DARCS has implemented the following procedures.

The operation of these procedures will be reviewed, and updated as necessary

2. Practical implications of Covid-19 Restrictions

Who can go to the flying field

All members of P&DARCS are welcome to attend the field provided they conform to the regulations. Members have a responsibility to respect the rights of other members. In this regard, members who are unwell, especially those who have Covid-19 symptoms or other flu / common cold like symptoms shall not go to the field.

All persons attending the field MUST sign the attendance logbook.

Number of people present

Under the Victorian government Covid-19 social gathering regulation, more than 10 people can be at a facility if each group can maintain a reasonable distance from each other & groups must be limited to ten people. To help the club organise and monitor flying activities the following procedure shall apply. (The committee will monitor how well this procedure works and make changes if necessary.)

  1. Members are required to “Sign On” when they arrive and “Sign Off” when they depart. A Club Attendee logbook is provided for this purpose. Name and Mobile Phone are required to help trace any contact. Members must wash / sanitise their hands prior to and after signing the logbook. It is highly recommended that Members carry their own pen to sign the logbook.
  2. A field maintenance person and one assistant are permitted to perform essential maintenance such as mowing and weed spraying at any time without being counted in the 10. This is because they are considered to be working, and therefore not part of the 10.
  3. Those members locking/unlocking the gate must follow the directions on the sign at the gate for sanitisation.


Maintaining social distance

  1. Members must maintain the social distance of at least 1.5m.
  2. An acceptable type of Face Mask must be worn at the field.
  3. Flight training that requires two people to stand closer together than 1.5M is not permitted.
  4. Members must avoid making bodily contact, e.g. no hand shaking, high fives, etc.
  5. Members must not gather in groups of more than 10.

When setting out models / equipment in the Pit Area members must allow sufficient space between their models / equipment and adjacent models / equipment so that people can move around the Pit Area and still maintain at least the required 1.5m separation.

Only pilots may be present in the pilot area and must maintain the required separation at all times. If a pilot wishes to have a “helper” then this person must maintain at least 1.5m separation by standing behind the pilot or to the side. Pilots waiting to fly have precedence to use pilot area over “helpers”.


Access to facilities

The Club House will remain closed and unavailable for all uses use such as food preparation, drinks, eating & any social gathering.

The first aid equipment and the defibrillator unit will remain in the club house and are accessible by the member’s key if required.

The toilets will be available for use.

Members are encouraged to bring their own chairs and tables. Members must take all their equipment, tables, chairs, etc., home at the end of the session. No private equipment is to be left, or stored at the field.

If member use club chairs and tables, they must sanitise them prior to and after use.

Hand washing and sanitizing

Hand washing basins are located in the toilets

Members must wash / sanitise their hands prior to signing the logbook. While at field, members should wash their hands as frequently as they think is needed.

It is highly recommended that members bring a small towel for their own personal use.

Members shall bring their own liquid hand sanitiser for personal use as necessary.


Supervision and Compliance

All members are individually responsible to adhere to these procedures.

If any member feels that there is a compliance issue, they should refer the matter directly to the President or Secretary rather than causing a confrontation with other members at the field.


Upcoming Events

7 Aug
07 Aug (Sat) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
15 Aug
Classic Aerobatics Field Open: Partial
15 Aug (Sun) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
19 Aug
Committee Meeting
19 Aug (Thu) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4 Sep
Club Meeting
04 Sep (Sat) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
23 Sep
Committee Meeting
23 Sep (Thu) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm