C-19 Health & Safety advice
The information below is from the NFAS website. Basically as of 29 March you can shoot. Police yourselves and follow the rules.The kitchen will be open, you are advised to bring your own cup.
Step 1 – no earlier than 29 March – some further limited changes to Step 1 Here are some key phrases from the above link to the government guidelines: ‘People will be able to meet outside in groups up to a maximum of 6 people, or with one other household, though people from different households will still need to socially distance from each other’. ‘It will remain critical – with most people still unprotected by vaccines – that people continue to follow the guidance, use common sense and socially distance from other households’.
‘Formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18 – can also restart and will not be subject to the gatherings limit, but should be compliant with guidance by national governing bodies.’ Clubs are able to open for organised sport – a system must be in place to ensure that clubs are organised in allowing people to shoot. Risk assessments must be undertaken.
At this time outdoor shoots are classed as ‘events’ and therefore not included in this stage, please see Step 2. • Anyone that has been in contact with someone who has, or is suspected as having, Covid-19 must not attend the club or woods. Do not attend clubs or woods if you have symptoms such as a new and persistent cough, have a temperature, or lost the senses of taste and/or smell. • Clubs must complete risk assessments following government or local guidelines in force at the current time. Risk assessments should consider, but not be limited to, the amount of people allowed in groups observing strict social distancing measures, how to limit groups, the number of gates handled to access the property, if ropes have to be used for safe conduct on the course, and the state of targets and if arrows can be pulled safely with minimal hand use. Blank risk assessment forms and examples on how to complete can be found under the Club Pack on the NFAS website - Downloads • Be aware of distance at all times. Approach the target one at a time, pull your own arrows, then move away to allow others to pull their arrows. Try not to touch the target with your hands. Be aware when searching for arrows. Step 2 – no earlier than 12 April Event pilots begin in the form of open shoots, and outdoor hospitality (catering) can resume. We suggest holding smaller events to begin with in conjunction with the recommendations below. According to the government guidelines ‘outdoor service’ should be table service to minimise close contact during queuing – please consider this during your open shoot, or how to manage socially distanced queueing.