End of LockdownSunday and Wednesday
Are you ready to start your archery again?
Under strict guidance from Archery GB, we can take some initial steps at reopening the club again.
For the time being, we cannot return to the regular shooting that we had been used to; we can, however, in a safe way, start the returning process.
To enable us to proceed safely, we have initially decided to take some baby steps by opening on a Wednesday and Sunday and have put in place a booking system to control the number of archers turning up.
We are now able to shoot on
Wednesdays and Sundays.
There will be four bosses available at each session.
Booking is Essential.
Why Sunday and Wednesday
This is to give enough time between sessions for the virus to not be contagious.
The main points to note:
- The layout of the field.
- If you wish to shoot, please complete the booking form.
- Kevin will set up four foam bosses before the first session each Wednesday and Sunday.
- Targets will be 5 metres apart at a distance of 30 metres for a Frostbite Challenge round, i.e. 36 arrows, shot six at a time, with six sighters. (The Wednesday 6:00 and Sunday 12:00 sessions will be set at 20 yards to minimise the time spent looking for arrows.)
- Only four bosses to be set up at a time these are to be the foam bosses. (We only have four – no straw bosses to be used.)
- If an archer misses the target, only they can look for their arrow.
- There is one metal detector available which must be wiped with sanitiser before and after use.
- One archer per target, unless you are from the same household.
- Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your shooting time and wait in your car.
- Entry to the field is a one-way system – Come in the usual way between the back of the Performing Arts Building and the green container and leave in front of the Performing Arts Building.
- Go to the designated waiting area. This is well away from the shooting line — Red Flags. (Stay at least two metres apart).
- When your target is available, take all your possessions to the equipment line 5 metres back from the shooting line. This is normal, shooting practice — Yellow Flags.
- Decide who will be field captain and work to the whistle.
- After shooting your first half dozen arrows step back away from the line and wait by your equipment the 5-metre line.
- If you can, score on your mobile phone or please download and print your own score sheet. Download Scoresheet
- If you wish your scores to be recorded, by the club you can use the form below. (There will be badges for this Frostbite challenge).
- Junior archers are welcome but must be capable of observing all of these guidelines.
- Kevin will be leaving after the first round; therefore, it is up to the last archer to put the equipment away safely and wipe down after doing so.
- Take all your possessions to the front of the Performing Arts Building to take them down.
- Remember to use the one-way system, leave by heading towards the tennis courts and then to your vehicle.
- Each archer will on their first session be issued with a target face and four target pins which they must bring with them each time they come. (If your target face requires replacing, please let Kevin know in good time who will issue you a new face next time you arrive).
- Any target faces or target pins left behind will be discarded as waste.
- Toilet facilities are not available. (We do not have access to any part of the buildings at present as the key fobs no longer work, since the window replacements).
- If you wish to sit, you must bring a chair. (Ours are not to be used).
KEEPING SAFE – PLEASE READ
To enable everybody to shoot safely we and Archery GB have put in place the following, which all archers should adhere to:
- Remember, you are visiting school grounds – safety first.
- The School buildings and our lockups are out of bounds.
- If an archer or member of your household has symptoms that might be Covid-19, you must not come to the club as per government guidelines.
- Archers must notify the club should they develop symptoms after attending the club.
- As we obviously must follow social distancing rules, i.e. a minimum of two metres apart at all times, each boss must only have one archer shooting at it unless you are from one household.
- To avoid contamination, archers must only use their own equipment and not the club’s, except for bosses (which have to be the foam bosses).
- Archers who normally use club equipment will be issued this on their first booked session and will then be responsible for it, bringing it back each time they come to the club.
- Do not share equipment.
- Archers must wear fabric or latex gloves to remove their own arrows – they can use their own arrow puller.
- If you do not have your own gloves the club can provide latex gloves.
- Please bring your own Hand Sanitiser. The club has only limited supplies.
- Hand sanitising should be done at the start, during, and at the end of the session.
- Clean and wipe down yours and our equipment after your session – it must be clean for the next group of archers.
- Please take home all your equipment, gloves, waste etc.
Guidance from Archery GB
Book your Session
Before you book it is essential, you read all the details on this page.
Should you have any questions before booking, please contact us.
Each session is currently set at 45 minutes of shooting, it may be that on occasions the session will overrun.
Initially, we are trialling this on a week by week basis; however, it will be under constant review.
We want you to enjoy your archery and look forward to when we can return fully.
However, we do want all our archers
and their families to remain safe.