Cleve Archers Return to Archery
Please follow these important guidelines to keep you safe while shooting.
Archers MUST NOT come to the Archery Range if they show symptoms of any illness but in particular of Covid-19. These are highlighted on NHS Direct and include:
- A new persistent and dry cough
- A temperature
If you are symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you are classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.
Archers must notify the club should they develop symptoms after attending the archery range.
- You MUST NOT turn up to the range without a booking
- You MUST NOT arrive more than 5 minutes before the start time of your session, please arrive wearing and with the correct gear and be ready to shoot.
- You MUST ensure that you remain 2-meters away from other participants outside of your household at all times, including in the car park.
- You MUST depart the range within 10 minutes of the end time of your session, you should leave as soon as you have packed away your equipment.
- Please bring your own chair
- Please take all rubbish home with you
After the session, archers should sanitise their hands, clean their equipment and anything else used at the session.
Can you please bring your own hand cleanser with you and a disinfectant spray for your equipment and target frame?
In order to minimise contact, there is no need to remain at the club if you are not shooting.
No spectators are permitted, 1 carer may accompany a disabled archer if required, 1 parent/guardian may accompany a Junior archer (under 18).
You must use your own equipment; you will not be allowed to borrow any club equipment including metal detectors. Sharing of equipment outside your household is not permitted. You must take all your equipment home.
Individual archers must shoot at a single target but archers from the same household may share a target.
You should use target faces and target pins allocated to you by your club or provided by yourself. On your first visit to the club please take a target face and no more than 4 target pins, please take these home with you and bring them back for future sessions.
If you lose an arrow please do not waste time looking for it when others are trying to shoot in the limited time slots. Please report all lost arrows via our contact form.
Control of shooting
To reduce the risk to volunteers their will not be a range captain.
You must operate as a single shooting line across the field, one member should take control of the shooting using the commands “Shoot” and “Collect”.
There will be no club facilities, the container will be locked to prevent contamination.
Toilets are to be used ONLY in an emergency, and therefore you should come prepared.
Return to archery – phase one
Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday 10 May, Archery GB has prepared guidelines for clubs, coaches and members on returning to archery safely in England, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
There is no change to the current position in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and archery activity remains on hold. We will continue to work with Home Nations as the guidance changes in those territories.
The safety of the archery community remains our top priority, the effects of coronavirus will be felt across the archery community for a considerable time to come. As we return to archery we need to do so responsibly, and we all need to continue to play our part in controlling the virus and saving lives.
The guidelines relate to the first phase of returning to archery (restricted shooting). They have been produced in line with the government guidance on public spaces, outdoor activity and exercise published on 11 May 2020, which can be read on the Gov.uk website.
Archery is a sport where close contact with others can be avoided. Archery GB has developed a set of practical guidelines for clubs, members and coaches to follow so that restricted shooting can take place where the local environment allows.
The choice to return to archery at this time is one that needs to be made locally by clubs, after considering their own circumstances. There are many clubs who are keen to return to archery as soon as possible, but we appreciate there will be those that have genuine concerns, or their local environment will make shooting safely impossible at this stage. It is the responsibility of each club to make their own assessment based on their local environment and circumstances.
We therefore ask you to read and consider the guidelines carefully, before making a decision whether to return to archery during this current phase. Please do not feel pressured to open your club, attend your club, or coach until you are confident you can do so safely, by following both the Archery GB guidelines and the current government advice.
We have issued this advice to all Archery GB clubs, members and coaches regardless of which territory people reside, to ensure that everyone has access to the information at the same time. We will continue to work with our Home Nations to support them in their preparations for returning to archery when they allowed to do so.
We have started to create a list of FAQs to help answer your questions and we will continue to add to them over the coming days and weeks. If you have any questions then please email email@example.com. Please be mindful that a number of the team have been furloughed and we are operating reduced office hours, so we may not be able to reply within the usual 72 hours.
You can keep updated with the latest information at www.archerygb.org/covid19
Please download the guidelines below.
Return to archery guidance for archers (version 1) DOWNLOAD
Example range layout for social distancing DOWNLOAD
FAQS – Return to archery 13 May 2020 DOWNLOAD