Covid 19 + Verified rides

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#1
It is acceptable to meet somebody from one other household (max 6 people) outdoors. It's not possible to ride far in Wales (Travel restricted to max 5 miles from home) or go to Scotland (border closed for recreation)
Current Government advice in England says we should avoid unnecessary travel.

Riding 1000 miles could be seen as an unnecessary activity so it would not be verified at this time.

Within the rules we believe you can go for a ride to meet somebody from another household (max 6 people). Riding in a group of more than 6 would be outside the rules. You can of course also ride to excercise somewhere or for work. So visiting Brit Butt Tour bonuses for a walk is acceptable.
It's better to get tuned back in after the lock down; before attempting a certificated ride.

The biggest risk is picking up the virus from the pumps. Care should be taken to not contaminate your kit by sanitising hands or using disposable gloves..

Best to avoid all tourist spots.

Take your own drinks and snacks

At all times maintain 2m social distancing.

Be aware that the nice weather brings out drivers and riders of all abilities. Stay alert. Take care
 
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FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#2
Update
There is still an increased risk of infection with social contact and meeting inside.
In England It's looking like hotels and hospitality will open on 4th July. Social distancing may also be reduced to 1m.
You need to check the different situation in Wales and Scotland.
IF hospitality/ hotels open on 4th July
1 Rides will be verified again.
2 Rides to eat should be in the open air carefully maintaining social distancing.
3 Anyone riding with somebody from another household should maintain social distancing.

To minimise risk of transmission I would recommend that hand gel is now part of your kit to use before and after entering buildings/ shops or refuelling.
You should also take a face covering in case you have to return home by public transport.

Stay Alert
Take care
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#3
UPDATE FROM 4TH July

Rides will be verified from 4th July in England.( not Wales Scotland as they both still restrict travel distances) when restrictions will be be reduced.
Risk. Riding a motorcycle is a good way to self distance whilst traveling.

We are still in a World Wide Pandemic.

The virus is transmitted by touch transfering it to eyes and mouth and by colose contact with infected people.

Consider if your breakdown company will get you home. You may need to use a hotel and public transport.

To mitigate risk of infections the advice is
1 Carry face masks (may need to visit hospital or public transport home)
Face coverings like a buff are ok on public transport but not in hospitals
2 Use the gloves in garages or hand sanitiser before/after touching anything in garages/services
Your gloves would protect you but consider that you could be getting germs on your gloves then scratching your nose! So its better take then off and sanitise or wear the garage's gloves
3 Take Drinks and snacks.
4 Avoid crowded places and minimise contacts. Maintain self distancing.

The virus has not disappeared , it's transmission has only been reduced by the precautions which we continue to take.

Ask yourself.... Are you doing everything you can to reduce the risk to yourself and family to an acceptable level.

Stay alert . Be safe
 
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FazerPhil

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#4
Update 30th June
Leicester to be locked down again.
We should not be riding into or outside of Leicester if you live there due to local flare up
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#5
UPDATE
From Mon 6th July travel restrictions have been lifted in Wales and scotland.

You should avoid Leicester, Dumfries and Galloway where there is a spike at the moment.

Stay aware and do everything you can to minimise risk to yourselves and family. See advice above
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#6
Hotels are now beginning to open across the UK. Not all chains/hotels are opening straight away.
Before you travel be aware that there may be local restrictions.
It's a good idea to add masks and hand gel to your long distance riding kit .
 
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FazerPhil

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#7
From Friday 24th July take a face covering as it will be compulsory in all shops/services in England. It already applies to Scotland.
 

saphena

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#8
The full guidance on mask wearing in England, not Wales, is here and that link also includes details of medical exemptions.
 

FazerPhil

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#9
Riding in mainland Europe

Be aware that the quarantine rules are constantly changing so you may have to plan on two weeks quaratine on your return
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#10
From Monday number of people meeting inside or outside is reducing from 30 down to 6.

Stay safe everyone and enjoy your certified rides
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
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#11
Be aware of areas suffering from new local lock downs.
Numbers infected are increasing and deaths are looking like they are following on.
Maintain social distancing, take a face covering and remember to sanitise/wash hands frequently.
Stay safe. Enjoy your verified rides until we can get back to our more social Rides to Eat and rallying.