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COVID 19 Compliant - Morning Fewbie Desert Drive - Sweihan - Abu Dhabi - 3 July 2020

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This drive is organized in full compliance with the COVID19 guidelines. We expect every member that joins this drive to respect and follow these guidelines strictly in order to not jeopardize someone's health and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely.

MUST READ: Not following these rules and precautions = Not allowed to drive.

No Gathering | No Briefing | No BBQ | No Eating Together | No Touching | No Hugging

We are only allowed to drive through the desert, as we are driving on the road now. So we will only do the desert driving just by sitting inside our cars at all the times and leave the drive without socializing or coming close to each other.

Just like before we like to continue our desert drives through out the year, but this time we need your immense support to understand the strict control and to help everyone follow them all the time.

How to maintain "STRICT" Social Distancing

  • Meeting point will be set slightly (100m - 200m)  inside the desert track.
  • You individually deflate your tires on the tarmac before reaching the meeting point.
    • While deflating tires, stop cars 10 meters away from any other car.
  • Drive signup on calendar will be closed on Thursday morning by 9 AM.
  • Convoy numbering and briefing will be posted here on this drive post before 6 PM on Thursday.
  • All participants need to read & acknowledge the briefing by clicking "Totally Agree" reaction.
  • Switch on your radio when you reach the meeting point on the set frequency advised by the trip lead in the critical briefing here.
  • Once everyone reaches to the meeting point, everyone stay inside the car at all the times.
    • Trip lead will do the roll call, convoy numbering recap, critical briefing over the radio.
    • Any suggestions or issues will be discussed over the radio too.
    • You can also speak to other members through the radio only.
    • So please make sure that your radio battery is fully charged.
  • Once all set, trip lead will start the drive as before.

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Refusal and Recoveries with Social Distancing

  • Every drive will have 1 lead Marshal and 1 or 2 supporting senior members/crew.
  • Whenever there is a stuck or refusal, only a Marshal / Senior Member / Crew is allowed to handle the situation.
  • Everyone else including the stuck car driver, stay inside the car - AT ALL TIMES.
  • Marshal / Senior Member / Crew is only allowed to step out to access the situation and do the recoveries:
    • They will wear mask and gloves at all times when they are outside their car.
    • They will try to help self recover through the radio guidance.
    • If not they will use required recovery gear and do the needful (shovel, tug or winch, as required).
    • If at any time Marshal require help, then only you are allowed to step out by wearing face mask and gloves at all times.

Drive completion and inflation

  • There will not be any gathering or sitting down together for food-break like before.
  • Once drive is finished, after reaching the tarmac, everyone is requested to move away 10-20 meters before starting their inflation.
  • For drivers having no compressor, can head to the near by fuel station.
  • If drive is ending at a place where there is no fuel station near by, then trip lead will inform in advance so that drivers having their own compressor can join only.
  • Strictly no sharing of compressors, radio, shovel or any recovery gear, at any times.

Mandatory things you require to attend the drive

  • Face mask - at least TWO face mask is needed in case one get damage or fly away.
  • Disposable rubber gloves - at least two sets are needed.
  • Wear face mask and gloves at all the times, when you are out of your car.
  • Carry plenty of hand sanitizer and object sanitizer (spray).
    • Use your sanitizers generously, whenever you step out to help or recover.
    • Sanitize your hands before getting back into your car.
    • Sanitize your recovery gears, if you have used them.
  • Fully charged and programmed radio - without any excuse - No radio = No drive.
  • Shovel - Must for every car, to do little self recovery
  • Safety flag - Must for every car, like before
  • Compressor - If joining the drives that is ending far from the fuel station

Mandatory precaution that you need to take at all times

  • Do not step out of your car UNLESS/OTHERWISE advised by Marshal / Senior Member / Crew.
  • No shaking hands, hugs or touching each other.
  • No sharing of food, drinks or recovery tools.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and take a lot of rest.
  • If you have travel in last 14 days, then please do not attend this drive.
  • If you feel unwell during the drive, please let trip lead know so he can plan an early exit.
  • Not more than 3 pax in a car and if all 3 aren't living together, then they should wear the mask inside the car too.

Drive Details

Level:  Strictly - Fewbie and Above Levels ONLY

When:  July 3 2020, Friday.

Meeting Time: 5:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) 

Meeting Point: Sweihan  https://maps.app.goo.gl/QfjQXXK9x6BmcoVP7

Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.

What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), smiles, face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Start Time: 5.15 AM

Approximate Finish Time: 8:15 AM

Note: Drive is ending far from pertol pump. Bring your own compressor for inflating tyres

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 cars only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 9 AM.
    • If the RSVP is full and you wish to join, please mention your name on the drive thread to add on the waiting list. 
  • Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others.
  • Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month.

Please RSVP the calendar

 

 

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Dear @Asif Hussain is this ride accessible for Dubai residents? Have the trans-emirate transfer restrictions been lifted now. I joined the ride, but want to make sure I can actually make it through the Dubai/Abu Dhabi border. Thx, L

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16 minutes ago, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Dear @Asif Hussain is this ride accessible for Dubai residents? Have the trans-emirate transfer restrictions been lifted now. I joined the ride, but want to make sure I can actually make it through the Dubai/Abu Dhabi border. Thx, L

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-pandemic/coronavirus-abu-dhabi-entry-ban-in-place-as-uae-ends-movement-restrictions--

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10 minutes ago, Javier M said:

Thanks @Javier M, this was indeed the latest news I had too, but I was told by my PRO that also this restriction was going to be lifted this current week. I'll double check and revert if I find out more.

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Just now, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Thanks @Javier M, this was indeed the latest news I had too, but I was told by my PRO that also this restriction was going to be lifted this current week. I'll double check and revert if I find out more.

I've heard the same thing. We are all waiting for them to be lifted so we can go to Sweihan. 

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20 minutes ago, Javier M said:

I've heard the same thing. We are all waiting for them to be lifted so we can go to Sweihan. 

It seems the ban will be extended, the announcement is expected for today or tomorrow... 😭

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2 hours ago, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Dear @Asif Hussain is this ride accessible for Dubai residents?

@Lorenzo Candelpergher movement ristriction between Abu Dhabi and other emirate is still ban. Today by evening they will announce again if they are going to continue or lift the ban. So we all are waiting for some good news to come. 🤞

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To enter Abu Dhabi, now authorities require a COVID19 test not older than 48hrs.. 

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I’m in the same situation - very keen to join the drive but the restrictions will make it difficult to do so from Dubai. Hello Asif, will the location of the drive change if the restrictions are not lifted, which seems to be the case? Or should those based in Dubai cancel and sign up to other drives?

Many thanks,

M

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@Magellan and @Lorenzo Candelpergher thanks for joining the drive. Unfortunately the travel restriction between Dubai and Abu Dhabi will not allow you guys to join this drive. Better to leave this event and join any drives in Dubai according to your level and convinence.

See you all next week🤞

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