Coronavirus: Updated advice for bikers

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Published on 29 May 2020 by Mike Waters

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Filed under categories: BMF News, The world of motorcycling

The following guidelines have been recommended by the Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations, of which the BMF is a part, and supersede any prior advice that the BMF has posted. 

In summary, our current advice is: 

- As lockdown measures are eased, whether you ride for essential reasons or just for recreation, observe social distancing and good hygiene measures at all times to help halt transmission of the COVID-19 virus. 

- Ride alone or with, at most, one other person, other than members of your own household. 

- Stay well away from other people. Take food and drink etc. with you. 

- Be COVID-safe at fuel stops. 

- Do not gather in crowds. 

- Know what COVID safety kit you are going to take with you and use it sensibly. 

- Plan your route so you can always return home safely the same day. 

- Know how you are going to deal safely with any emergencies. 

- Do not ride at all if you or members of your household have symptoms and need to self-isolate. 

- Think carefully about the risks if you are over 70 or have a pre-existing condition. 

- Don’t damage the image of motorcycling in the lockdown by riding irresponsibly. 

- Be aware that, at present, the guidelines for leaving the house for other than essential reasons may be different in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  

The Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations consists of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) and the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF). 

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