Information for visitors to Heliflight. Operating measures required after re-opening following the Covid-19 lockdown

 

Heliflight aims to keep both its staff and customers as safe as possible during these unprecedented times. We have to adjust and adapt our way of thinking and how we operate in the future. Therefore, new safety measures have been implemented to reduce the risks associated with Covid-19. These measures, which may vary from time to time, must be strictly observed at all times (even if more robust than Government minimum guidelines) and visitors must comply with any instructions given by any Heliflight official or staff member.

The main points are that Social Distancing measures must be observed outside the aircraft. This is currently 2 metres although it may reduce if and when the Government allows. Posters have been installed in the washrooms to remind everyone to wash their hands for 20 seconds, and to do this more frequently.

Hand sanitiser stations are in place for both the Reception and Operations rooms, and social distancing markers have been placed where appropriate. Aircraft will be regularly sanitised including controls, door handles, seat belts and headsets.

Because of the confined space, the kitchen can only be used by staff but we will not be able to offer any tea, coffee or other refreshments. You may bring refreshments with you and use the water cooler in the lounge.  

Trial Lessons.

The recipient of a trail lesson must self-assess their health prior to coming to Heliflight premises. If any of the listed government symptoms are being experienced i.e. a new persistant cough high temperature, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, they must inform Heliflight and reschedule for a later date. Only one spectator from the same household may accompany the recipient into Heliflight’s premises and social distancing must be observed at all times.  Any other spectators may only observe from the carpark and must not enter Heliflight premises except to use the toilets. Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and must be used. Any other protective measures that Heliflight implements, such as the wearing of masks and gloves, must be complied with. These may change and should be confirmed prior to arriving at Heliflight. Heliflight will expect visitors to provide their own PPE if requested and must bag it and take it home with them after use.

 

Pleasure flights

The recipients of a pleasure flight must self-assess their health prior to coming to Heliflight premises.If any of the listed government symptoms are being experienced i.e. a new persistant cough high temperature, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, they must inform Heliflight and reschedule for a later date. Only one spectator from the same household may accompany the recipient into Heliflight’s premises and social distancing must be observed at all times.  Any other spectators may only observe from the carpark and must not enter Heliflight premises except to use the toilets. Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and must be used. Any other protective measures that Heliflight implements, such as the wearing of masks and gloves, must be complied with. These may change and should be confirmed prior to arriving at Heliflight. Heliflight will expect visitors to provide their own PPE if requested and must bag it and take it home with them after use.

 

The above principles will also apply to Charter Flight passengers at both departure and destination locations.  

  

 

 

 

SE49, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SR.