SFC Response and Member Guidance
Updated 25th March 2022
The SFC COVID Protocol has been amended for the changes made by the NSW Government
Please find below our latest guidance in regard to how COVID-19 is affecting college and club operations, and how you can help.
There is no requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to use SFC facilities or premises, or to provide proof of vaccination to SFC staff on entry.
General Entry Procedures to any SFC site
If you test positive to COVID-19. You must self-isolate for 7 days from the date of your positive test and follow the testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home advice.
Household and close contacts do not need to self-isolate if you do not have any symptoms, but must follow NSW Health household and close contact guidelines for 7 days from the last time someone in your household tested positive to COVID-19, or as otherwise directed by NSW Health if you are a close contact.
Face mask are Highly recommended to be worn by anybody who is inside SFC’s Premises, or whilst onboard an aircraft operated by SFC (on a flight other than a solo).
If you are over the age of 12 and are a household or close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, you must also wear a face mask when you are in an indoor setting that is not your own home, including workplaces and tertiary education settings. School settings may have their own guidance for students which should be followed.
Impact on our operations
From Wednesday 27th April 2022, subject to ongoing review and amendment SFC are continuing operations with changes to COVID-19 policies as per the NSW Government Regulations.
The following operations continue to be conducted in accordance with the SFC COVID Protocol
- Club social activities/social visits
- Flight training
- Theory Classes
- Flight tests/Theory tests
- Private hire
- Trial Instructional Flights
- Visiting the college
Mitigation procedures in place
- Maintain and encourage others to maintain the physical distancing principle of at least 1.5 metres separation, where possible
- Deep cleaning and sanitising of commonly-touched surfaces, both inside the clubhouse and on the fleet, is occurring regularly
- Mandatory reporting of symptoms associated with COVID-19, or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis, is in place for all members, students and staff
What we require you to do
- Immediately report to us if you contract the virus, suspect you have contracted the virus, come into contact with someone who has the virus, or develop symptoms of the virus
- Sanitise hands prior to entering aircraft
- Maximise ventilation in any rooms within which you are working
- Wash your hands regularly, and use the hand sanitiser which is available in the clubhouse
- If you are an emergency services or care worker, re-consider your need to attend the college
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.