We have just received this from the Department for Transport:



Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about, I can confirm that the reopening of GA businesses and the safe restart of General Aviation dual and instructional flights will be permitted from 4 July 2020 in England.


We will be publishing updated guidance around recreational GA flying on the GOV.UK website as soon as possible. In the meantime, it may be helpful to view the COVID-19 Secure guidelines that the Government has recently published which set out guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.


Many thanks for all your engagement on this and other matters over the last few weeks and months - we know there is a lot going on and more to do - and it has been appreciated. Please feel free to circulate to your members.


David Harding

Deputy Director, General Aviation, Skills, Safety and CAA Division

Department for Transport





Light Aircraft Association

26th June 2020