COVID19 – guidance

Updated 15th July 2021

The response to the COVID19 pandemic has led to a Govt ‘roadmap’ to recovery. This webpage aims to collate and link to the relevant published detail as it becomes available.

As described in the Govt information below, please note that the Devolved Administrations have individual responsibility for public health guidance in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is important to ensure that gliding clubs and those participating in gliding throughout the UK follow the relevant public health guidance.

Government COVID-19 information and associated guidance for gliding

The Government is changing the law to remove most of the restrictions that were applied to address the Covid19 pandemic.

The BGA encourages clubs and their members to continue to comply with Government published guidance, and to consider others as well as themselves in maintaining a cautious approach to the ongoing risk of infection.

DfT guidance for recreational GA is available here

Northern Ireland Devolved Administration guidance is available here

Scotland Devolved Administration guidance is available here

Wales Devolved Administration guidance is available here.

Covid rapid test kits

The Government supplies free test kits to individuals and businesses. Several clubs have indicated they will to ask newcomers to take a test ahead of arriving for an introductory flight.

Individual testing and test kit ordering information.

Business test kit ordering information.


If the information you require is unavailable, please contact the BGA office by email.