My local club has closed all (primarily PG) sites. Below is the statementy justifying this. Have to say I agree with them
Covid-19 Response from the Pennine Soaring Club Committee
Considering the escalating seriousness of the current Pandemic, requests from Mountain Rescue Teams, advice from the Police and authorities, the Committee feels it is inappropriate to continue free-flight activities from our sites.
The reasons for this decision include:
• any additional stress on the health system and emergency services currently is irresponsible;
• paragliding is a highly visible activity and while all are being urged to avoid all unnecessary travel and contact, flying anywhere would cause a very bad perception our sport to the general public, authorities and landowners.
Despite paragliding being an appropriately socially-distant activity, the travelling, fuelling, chatting and socialising are not, so to protect the future access to our sites we are closing all sites within our control with immediate effect, and urge all members to respect the spirit of this decision by putting away their equipment and avoiding the temptation to fly anywhere.
We will constantly monitor the situation – rest assured the committee contains some of the most active and regular fliers in the club, so we don’t want to stop flying for any longer than necessary. However, the alternative of having the activity being banned from above may result in permanent loss of access. Please remember: flaunting this suspension could lose us (you) our sites. Please also draw attention to this to any of your mates who may not be members, no-one will distinguish between members and non-members.