We are expecting a statement from USHPA in the next day or so as they are trying to formulate a position on free flight amid COVID-19. However, COVID-19 and conditions seem to be changing daily . . .
I do know that USHPA has been asked to put out a statement from an impacted hospital in Colorado and a few others. I do know that France, Switzerland, and several others are shut down from flying right now. Britain is putting out a high caution statement with calls for social responsibility. I have a feeling that the USHPA statements and position will be very close to the BHPA March 23rd statement:
If you have not listened to Gavin McClurg’s podcast “The Corona Virus- Critical Choices in a Critical Time”, I urge you to do so prior to deciding to continue to fly:
If you still want and need to get out into the great outdoors, the Outdoor Alliance has put together some good guidance on How to Get Outside (during a pandemic) and is worth the time to read as it covers a lot of points relating to our outside activities.
Keeping it chill is one of the best takeaways: https://www.outdooralliance.org/blog/2020/3/24/how-to-get-outside-during-a-pandemic
- Please keep it chill: do so ultra-conservatively and realize that your actions could put a site that may already be sensitive further at risk.
- Review and keep up with current site closures by following SDHGPA Announcements on Telegram and other public COVID-19 guidance
- Realize that medical services may not be there for you and you may be on your own.
Regards and Safe Flights!