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 high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with corona virus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
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 a club committee member should they develop symptoms after attending the archery range.
- If you are contacted by test and trace (NHS app) please notify the secretary of Cleve Archers
- Do not visit the archery field until a negative result is advised
- The club secretary must be advised of the result of the test.
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.
You are advised to 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 there 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.
Toilets are to be used ONLY in an emergency, and therefore you should come prepared.
You must read and agree to follow all of the instructions listed in the archers guidance.
This is for the safety of yourself and others.
Please try to only book slots where you will be able to attend, there are a lot of club members who wish to shoot. If you are aware that you will not be able to make a session please cancel your booking so that others may book the slots.
Non-members who must pay a target fee to shoot are not entitled to a refund if they are unable to use the sessions. It may be possible to defer your session to a later date if you contact the club early explaining the situation.
All participants must ensure they are fit to participate, consideration should be given to the extended break that most archers will have had due to the current shooting restrictions.
- Coaching can be provided to: beginners with no prior experience of archery; archers that that have partially completed a Beginners’ Course and have therefore already been taught to shoot safely; and archers that are able to shoot safely on their own without intervention.
- Coaches should consider if the individuals are able to shoot safely without physical intervention and plan the session putting safety first.
- Maintain social distancing. By choosing to coach, you are taking the responsibility to ensure that the group or groups you work with remain socially distant by remaining two metres apart or one metre plus mitigations (such as face coverings) where two metres is not possible.
- You can meet with different archers in a single day.
- Coaching should only take place on a prearranged basis.
- Clear instructions should be provided to participants in advance so that they know which coach to report to, if there are two or more groups.
- All activity requires careful planning and a risk assessment
- Ask archers to pack up and leave immediately after their session, to help minimise unnecessary contact with others.
If you are interested in arranging a coached session please use our contact form, specifying any preference you have for time and coach.
Down Yonder Range Booking
You MUST book a session before turning up to shoot.
Before booking it is essential that you read the Archers Guidance and Terms and Conditions above.
You can book 3 separate sessions per booking by clicking Add Time
If you have any special requirements or would like to book a "Shielding Session" please get in touch.
Please read the latest Archery GB Covid Guidance
Please Download the NHS COVID-19 app and scan the QR code located on the left side of the veranda of the clubhouse.
How to use QR codes to check into a venue