Getting Back to Archery Phase 1 – Outdoors

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday 10 May, and with guidance from Archery GB’s COVID-19 strategy, we have prepared some solutions to allow affiliate and club members to return to archery.

This is part of Archery GB’s Phase 1 Plan and we have adopted this with careful consideration of all our archery community in mind. So here is our plan going forward…

Once we get the range set up and procedures put place, eight shooting lanes at The Paddock will be available to book online for sessions on Wednesdays between 1pm – 8pm and on Sundays between 9am – 1pm.

Two of the lanes will be for families/couples (upto 4 archers) with up to two targets – one for adults and one juniors shooting at different distances, with the remaining six lanes for individual archers. All lanes adhere to the Archery GB guidlines 5m apart, with the family lanes being 10m part.

All archers wishing to shoot at The Paddock, must agree to follow Archery GB’s guidelines, social distancing and our club’s COVID-19 safety precautions before they will be permitted to shoot at The Paddock. Members will need to use hand sanitiser at the beginning and the end of their session and antibacterial spray and paper towels to clean the equipment at the end which the club will provide. All rubbish must be removed from the site by the archer. Bosses and stands will be set by the first archer for the lane they booked, each archer can move the equipment to the distance required and will clean after their session and the last archer will take down the equipment after cleaning. Each archer and family/couple who sign-up to shoot at The Paddock will be issued on their first session with a target face plus pins to use for future sessions, however any further targets and pins will need to be purchased by the archer.

The key Message

What we want you to focus on echo’s the government guidelines. Stay Alert, Control The Virus, Save Lives. We have worked very hard to provide a safe and controlled environment and would ask you to support us in our efforts.

  • 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 high temperature
    • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • 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.
  • After the session, archers should sanitise their hands, clean their equipment and anything else used at the session.