Latest update on covid -19

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Latest update on covid -19

by Robert Neil McLeod

Good Morning All.

As I thought in my last massage regarding club night meetings in pub, this is the latest update from Mark our Chairman.

I am writing to let you know that following recent update to Covid-19 related guidelines from both the Government and FBHVC the committee have considered the Club’s position and have agreed an updated policy which is attached.

 

In summary the Committee feels that given the social distancing guidelines still in place that pub meetings should not be arranged – despite our desire to help the businesses and individuals we run the pubs.

 

However, we do feel that clubs attendance at properly organised outdoor events and events organised by the club for its members should now go ahead. Although they  should comply with Covid-19 Secure Guidelines.

 

The guidance will be updated on the club website shortly. The committee will continue to review the guidance as Government policy changes

 

Best wishes

 

Mark

 

Chairman

Midget and Sprite Club COVID-19 Guidance 31st July 2020

 

The latest advice from the government has been update again, with new guidance relating to providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation in England. However, the guidance for meetings indoors or in public places, such as pubs and restaurants, remains unchanged.

Pubs, Restaurants and Cafés

 

The regulations allowing pubs, restaurants and cafés to re-open have not been changed, making our club meetings held in these venues difficult as they still have to comply with restrictions to enforce social distancing. Many venues are operating a pre-book only policy and all venues will be required to record the personal details of anyone entering their premises.

 

The Government guidelines still make the following points:

 

To avoid risks of transmission and to stay as safe as possible, you should always maintain social distancing with people you do not live with – indoors and outdoors, including in the settings below. You should:

  • only socialise indoors with members of up to two households – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • only socialise outdoors in a group of up to six people from different households, or in larger groups if everyone is exclusively from one or two households
  • only visit businesses and venues in groups of up to two households or with a group of six people from different households if outdoors
  • limit your interaction with anyone outside the group you are attending these places with even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship

 

Given these restrictions remain in place at the current time, MASC advises all areas to continue to cancel pub meetings and indoor gatherings, until further notice.

 

Outdoor organised events

 

However the changes for organised outdoor events mean that many events are now taking place with some venues running or advertising small scale events. The restrictions have been eased to allow small scale events to be organised by businesses, professional organisations and public bodies, but the restrictions on gatherings organised by private individuals are still limited in law to 30 people. These events mostly require individuals to pre-book and are limited in numbers attending.

 

Given these changes MASC feel that members should be able to arrange to attend events if they comply with the Government guidelines. If MASC members attend such gatherings, they do so at their own risk and should satisfy themselves that the business, venue or organiser has put in the necessary infrastructure, social distancing, track and trace and hygiene measures to comply with the regulations for hospitality venues.

 

The committee feel that if the Covid Secure Guidelines are followed Areas can now organise outdoor events for members to take part in. This might be meeting up to travel to another event or an event organised specifically for members.

 

For your own safety ensure that any gathering is COVID-19 Secure.

 

However, as regional outbreaks occur, (such as seen early this summer in Leicester) local guidance may also change on a regional basis. So, members should also check with their local authorities for advice specific to their area of the country.

 

Government Guidelines

 

It’s therefore vitally important that club members act responsibly and follow government guidance for your area, as tighter lockdown measures could very quickly return following a second spike if guidelines are not followed

 

The government guidelines on meeting up with people are clear:

 

  • England
  • It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place except where specified in the Regulations. Those regulations allow venues, businesses, professional organisations and public bodies following COVID-19 secure guidelines to host larger groups. This is provided they take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance and including completion of a risk assessment. Any other privately organised gathering in an outdoor space must not be any larger than 30 people except where specified in the Regulations. Social clubs must remain closed.
  • Those operating venues or running events following COVID-19 Secure guidelines should take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public and prevent mass gatherings or large events from taking place.
  • If attending a venue that is following COVID-19 Secure guidelines, you should take care to limit your interactions with anyone outside of your group and you should continue to maintain social distancing from those that you do not live with. It is critical that you follow these guidelines to keep both yourself and others safe.
  • Two households are now able to meet indoors and people from those two households are allowed to stay the night. Those two households have to maintain social distancing throughout, unless they are in a support bubble with each other.
  • Meetings indoors of more than two households are not recommended; because of the higher risk of infection that meeting indoors poses. Households can meet with multiple numbers of other households, as long as each is a separate meeting.
  • Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six.
  • For full advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-providers-of-outdoor-facilities-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation
  • Scotland

 

For the latest advice for Scotland, please consult:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotlandWales

 

  • Wales

 

For the latest advice for Wales, please consult: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

  • Northern Ireland

 

For the latest advice for Northern Ireland, please consult: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

 

You as an individual

 

MASC sees no reason not to use your historic vehicle individually, as long as it is safe to do so.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 31,2020 |

Club Night & Tatton Park message

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Club Night & Tatton Park message

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.
Hope everyone is keeping well, Things are still unclear of what we can do regards a meeting for club night, though the kilton is open and they have said they can have 24 persons in the conservatory, although We would like to support the Kilton Inn it may be just too soon to meet there until we have the OK from our chairman, I have ask him to keep us informed as soon as possible as the situation changes. So it looks like we will be having another Zoom meeting on the 12th August, If in the meantime things change I will keep you informed or send out the Zoom ID and password.
Below is a message from Morton Media they now run Tatton Park car shows.
Take care be safe and we hope to be able see meet up soon.
Neil & Shelley.

Dear Club Members,

Mortons Events would just like to say a massive thank you to all our clubs and exhibitors for being so patient and understanding through these unprecedented and challenging times. We are truly grateful for your support over the years and we are devastated that we could not run our 2020 events. Your commitment really makes the shows what they are and we couldn’t do it without you. We will be back next year and can’t wait to welcome you all back to exhibit.

Those all-important 2021 dates are below so please pencil us in your diary!

Classic & Performance Car Spectacular, 5th – 6th June 2021
Classic Americans’ Stars & Stripes Show, 3rd – 4th July 2021
Passion For Power Motor Show, 21st – 22nd August 2021

We will be looking to send out application forms at the beginning of 2021 so keep an eye out in your inbox.

Most importantly we hope that you all stay safe, we can’t wait to see you all again next year!

All the best,

Nicola & Andy

Andy Kitchen – Event Planner akitchen@mortons.co.uk
Nicola Brooks – Event Admin nbrooks@mortons.co.uk

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 30,2020 |

Northamptonshire MASC July Zoom meeting

Message sent by Andrew Parrott

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Northamptonshire MASC July Zoom meeting

by Andrew Parrott

Hello

Sadly we can’t meet at The Red Lion again this month so let’s get together online via Zoom instead.

As before, the meeting will start at 8pm this Thursday (16th July) and last for about 40 minutes. You are welcome to join in at any time.

Login details for this meeting are the same as last month’s – If you would like to join us for the first time, or don’t have these details to hand, please reply to this email and I’ll send you a link before the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Best wishes

Andrew

MASC Northamptonshire Area Rep

Reply to Andrew Parrott | Jul 15,2020 |

Midget and Sprite Club COVID-19 Guidance 31st July 2020

Midget and Sprite Club COVID-19 Guidance 31st July 2020

The latest advice from the government has been update again, with new guidance relating to providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation in England. However, the guidance for meetings indoors or in public places, such as pubs and restaurants, remains unchanged.

Pubs, Restaurants and Cafés

The regulations allowing pubs, restaurants and cafés to re-open have not been changed, making our club meetings held in these venues difficult as they still have to comply with restrictions to enforce social distancing. Many venues are operating a pre-book only policy and all venues will be required to record the personal details of anyone entering their premises.

The Government guidelines still make the following points:

To avoid risks of transmission and to stay as safe as possible, you should always maintain social distancing with people you do not live with – indoors and outdoors, including in the settings below. You should:

  • only socialise indoors with members of up to two households – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • only socialise outdoors in a group of up to six people from different households, or in larger groups if everyone is exclusively from one or two households
  • only visit businesses and venues in groups of up to two households or with a group of six people from different households if outdoors
  • limit your interaction with anyone outside the group you are attending these places with even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship

Given these restrictions remain in place at the current time, MASC advises all areas to continue to cancel pub meetings and indoor gatherings, until further notice.

Outdoor organised events

However the changes for organised outdoor events mean that many events are now taking place with some venues running or advertising small scale events. The restrictions have been eased to allow small scale events to be organised by businesses, professional organisations and public bodies, but the restrictions on gatherings organised by private individuals are still limited in law to 30 people. These events mostly require individuals to pre-book and are limited in numbers attending.

Given these changes MASC feel that members should be able to arrange to attend events if they comply with the Government guidelines. If MASC members attend such gatherings, they do so at their own risk and should satisfy themselves that the business, venue or organiser has put in the necessary infrastructure, social distancing, track and trace and hygiene measures to comply with the regulations for hospitality venues.

The committee feel that if the Covid Secure Guidelines are followed Areas can now organise outdoor events for members to take part in. This might be meeting up to travel to another event or an event organised specifically for members.

For your own safety ensure that any gathering is COVID-19 Secure.

However, as regional outbreaks occur, (such as seen early this summer in Leicester) local guidance may also change on a regional basis. So, members should also check with their local authorities for advice specific to their area of the country.

Government Guidelines

It’s therefore vitally important that club members act responsibly and follow government guidance for your area, as tighter lockdown measures could very quickly return following a second spike if guidelines are not followed

The government guidelines on meeting up with people are clear:

  • England
  • It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place except where specified in the Regulations. Those regulations allow venues, businesses, professional organisations and public bodies following COVID-19 secure guidelines to host larger groups. This is provided they take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance and including completion of a risk assessment. Any other privately organised gathering in an outdoor space must not be any larger than 30 people except where specified in the Regulations. Social clubs must remain closed.
  • Those operating venues or running events following COVID-19 Secure guidelines should take additional steps to ensure the safety of the public and prevent mass gatherings or large events from taking place.
  • If attending a venue that is following COVID-19 Secure guidelines, you should take care to limit your interactions with anyone outside of your group and you should continue to maintain social distancing from those that you do not live with. It is critical that you follow these guidelines to keep both yourself and others safe.
  • Two households are now able to meet indoors and people from those two households are allowed to stay the night. Those two households have to maintain social distancing throughout, unless they are in a support bubble with each other.
  • Meetings indoors of more than two households are not recommended; because of the higher risk of infection that meeting indoors poses. Households can meet with multiple numbers of other households, as long as each is a separate meeting.
  • Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six.
  • For full advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-providers-of-outdoor-facilities-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation
  • Scotland

For the latest advice for Scotland, please consult:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotlandWales

  • Wales

For the latest advice for Wales, please consult: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

  • Northern Ireland

For the latest advice for Northern Ireland, please consult: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

You as an individual

MASC sees no reason not to use your historic vehicle individually, as long as it is safe to do so.

Don’t forget:

  • Check your vehicle over carefully if it’s not been used for a while, paying particular attention to tyres and brakes.
  • If you previously declared your historic vehicle as being on SORN to the DVLA, be sure to update it before taking to the road where applicable.
  • If you didn’t renew your insurance policy during lockdown, do it right away.
  • If your vehicle needs one, do you have an MOT? The six month extension only applies to cars that were due an MOT after 30th March 2020 and before 1st August. Extensions are granted in the seven days before the expiry date. After August 1st, you will be required to renew your MOT upon it’s expiry as normal.

The committee will continue to monitor advice from the Government and the FBHVC and will issue further guidance when it is appropriate.

COVID-19 guidance as sent from MASC

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

COVID-19 guidance as sent from MASC

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

I have just received the guidance as set out below regarding club runs and meeting from the club chairman Mark Hall.

Midget and Sprite Club COVID-19 Guidance 10th July 2020

 

The latest advice from the government has been updated, with new in effect from 4th July 2020. Although the changes allow pubs and restaurants to re-open there are strict rules and process that must be put in place and these don’t really support our club pub nights and monthly gatherings. We should also remember that tougher restrictions still exist in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so members in those areas should check on the guidance for their region.

 

Public gatherings of more than 30 people are prohibited in law and there are heavy penalties in place for those that ignore the rules. Guidelines still urge us to avoid meetings of more than 6 people from different households in an outdoor space and two households indoors.

 

Furthermore, Cafés , Restaurants and Pubs that can reopen, will be placed under heavy restrictions to enforce social distancing. Many venues will be operating a pre-book only policy and all venues will be required to record the personal details of anyone entering their premises.

 

Given these restrictions at the current time, MASC advises all areas to continue to cancel all social activities and refrain from road runs or any other meets in groups, until further notice.

 

MASC sees no reason not to use your historic vehicle individually, as long as it is safe to do so.

 

The committee will continue to monitor advice from the Government and the FBHVC and will issue further guidance when it is appropriate.

 

Please do NOT drive in groups or convoys.  It is important that large groups of classic vehicle owners do not gather in parks, or places of natural beauty. By all means, use your historic vehicle individually, to drive to the shops or go out for exercise, but only individually.

 

Please remember, as clubs, individuals and organisations, we are all ambassadors for the historic vehicle scene as a whole. Please avoid posting pictures of gatherings of classic cars or cars driving through quiet villages and towns and do not badge them as MASC events.

 

MASC agrees with the FBHVC that at this time it strikes very much the wrong tone with the public to parade our vehicles through the streets and country lanes in groups when many people are still in lockdown within their homes or experiencing hardship or the loss of loved ones. The time will come, soon we hope, but it is not yet.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Check your vehicle over carefully if it’s not been used for a while, paying particular attention to tyres and brakes.
  • If you previously declared your historic vehicle as being on SORN to the DVLA , be sure to update it before taking to the road. Where applicable.
  • If you didn’t renew your insurance policy during lockdown, do it right away.
  • If your vehicle needs one, do you have an MOT? The six month extension only applies to cars that were due an MOT after 30th March 2020 and before 1st August. Extensions are granted in the seven days before the expiry date. After August 1st, you will be required to renew your MOT upon it’s expiry as normal.
  • From England, do not drive across the Scottish and Welsh borders unless necessary, as currently those countries are yet to change their rules.

 

To view UK Government please visit the following sites:

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 11,2020 |

Christmas Lunch 13th December

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Christmas Lunch 13th December

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

It is hard to think with all that has been and still is going on with the Virus, but Christmas will be on us sooner than we think , So we have made a provisional booking at the Mere Golf Hotel again for a lunch, on the 13th December.  I know we had a couple of issues last year but we are assured every thing will be to our liking, with a four course lunch £26-95 including coffee/ Tea.  If you could indicate to me if you would like to go on to the list, as soon as the hotel is up to full speed i can confirm numbers and get a copy of the menu before we finalise everything.

Thanks .

Neil

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 09,2020 |

Cairndale Hotel , Dumfries 11th to 14th September 2020

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

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Cairndale Hotel , Dumfries 11th to 14th September 2020

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

We had another good meeting via Zoom with 11 members joining and a few member missing, but emailing  me to say they had forgot, as every day seems the same these days. Anyway we hope that very soon we can get back to the Kilton Inn, Shelley will speak to them soon to find out when we might be able to again start the club nights there, we will keep you informed as soon as we have any news.

The trip we have planned to go to the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries, 11th to 14th September, the hotel is open for bookings if you would like to go on this weekend, just contact the hotel direct, telling them you are with the Midget & Sprite Club and book your room. they are again doing us a very good deal at £62 per person Dinner B&B per night Tel 01387254111.

We will arrange a route to the Cairndale Hotel missing most M ways with a few stops on route for lunch etc or you could make your own way there. On Saturday we will be having a run to Dumfries House, Prince Charles has spent time and money renovating this property and I believe  it is well worth a visit.

Please let us know when you book just so can record of names going.

Thank you.

Neil & Shelley.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 08,2020 |

Alderford Lake 11th July

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Alderford Lake 11th July

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

I Have just received this information from Robert Thompson regarding Alderford Lake, Whitchurch , SY13 3JQ meeting on the 11th July.

I enquired about this and was told it’s going ahead. Some members went last year. They are charging this year (I can’t remember if they did last year) £5 per car which admits up to 2 people. Times are 9.30 to 12.30. Cafe open for take aways..
I will be going with Janet.
Rob
Don’t forget for club night tonight we are again going to have a Zoom virtual meeting 7-30pm. look forward to seeing you. ID & Password in last club email.

Neil

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 08,2020 |

Club Night 8th July via Zoom

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Club Night 8th July via Zoom

by Robert Neil McLeod

 

Robert Neil McLeod is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Club Night
Time: Jul 8, 2020 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73835573291?pwd=MmxMYzNSU0VYR1NYbG0zVDlwV0dxZz09

Meeting ID: 738 3557 3291
Password: 5TNnvu

Good morning All.

We hope you are all well as another month passes and you can still not get to the Kilton for club night, hopefully September my see some changes and we can again get together, in the meantime I am setting up a Zoom meeting as our first attempt had 13 members join in and I think went quite well, so if you feel like giving it another go this is the details to join as above.

As you might have seen in my last mail, I had a member complain about me putting info out about  events of interest  that come my way. I still feel and thank you for your support it is in this time, very important to keep in touch.       So i will be continuing to send out any information that i feel would be of interest to members and you can decide if you then think if is being organized in a safe way within the current guide lines that are constantly changing day by day. Hopefully before the end of the you and the dark night are on us we can again get on with some organized car runs.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th July on Virtual Club Night.

Neil & Shelley

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Jul 02,2020 |