After a 2 month Hiatus caused by Covid 19 restrictions, the club took its first tentative steps towards a full resumption of shooting on Saturday 23rd May.
The UK Governments “Stay at Home” message has now been slightly relaxed to enable some sporting activities, those deemed to have a low risk of spreading the Coronavirus, to resume in a carefully controlled manner.
Archery GB have provided a set of Guidelines for clubs and archers and these have been adapted and implemented to allow shooting to re-start in a manner deemed safe for all. Risk assessments have been drawn up, agreed and published and our stringent procedures have been accepted by all members prior to shooting. The barn, storage container and toilets have (by and large) been closed to members, new target spacing and equipment handling requirements observed, a sanitising station set-up and social distancing rules strictly followed.
Two sessions were shot on Saturday on the target range, with a limited number of members participating. All agreed it was very enjoyable to once again be out shooting again despite the breakage and loss of some arrows!
The current format of two sessions on a Saturday will continue for some time, and when and where possible, will be supplemented by the opportunity for Clout shooting in future weeks. As time progresses we will also consider whether it is feasible to extend the shooting sessions to different days.
In the meantime we have a few pictures to share for those who were unable to join us.