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BAS, Bedford School and COVID-19/Coronavirus - October 2021 Update

We are pleased to report that we are now able to start some of our observing activities and speaker meetings again!

Please keep an eye on the Twitter and emails for more details - especially if Wednesday evenings are clear! With regards to COVID restrictions and working with Bedford School, the following will apply:

  • Face coverings are not mandatory on the school grounds - it is a personal choice if you wish to wear one
  • Eyepieces will be cleaned after each observing session - not in between each person using a telescope
  • The use of hand sanitiser is recommended, but please take extra care to ensure eyepieces are not exposed to the sanitiser fluid
  • 4 people - plus the telescope operator - in the dome at any one time
  • Members attend voluntarily and are responsible for their own social distancing

 

We are delighted to confirm that the November speaker meeting will be going ahead in the Old Theatre. With regards to COVID:

  • Face coverings are not mandatory on school grounds - it is a personal choice to wear one
  • Sanitiser will be available for members to use
  • The Theatre now doubles as a gym for the boys, therefore the room will have been exposed to more activity during the day
  • Members attend voluntarily and are responsible for their own social distancing
  • Entry will be via the crash / fire exit doors, not the usual main entrance

 

We are very much looking forward to seeing many of you again, but we are conscious that times are still uncertain and that some of you will not yet want to attend face-to-face meetings, and we are looking at the best ways to include as many people as possible in the meetings.

 

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