Further to the Government’s announcement the Committee recommend the following:
• Anyone that has been in contact with someone who has, or is suspected as having, Covid-19 must not attend the club/woods. We recommend that anyone that has vulnerable people living at home should not attend the club/woods.
• Clubs to complete risk assessments following government or local guidelines in force at the current time and clubs must adapt to the changes as they occur. If this is not possible then the club/woods should remain closed. 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.
• Clubs must ensure the landowners agree with members starting to use the woods.
• Communal facilities at clubs/woods to remain unavailable, such as tea/coffee making facilities, toilets etc.
• When social distancing, approach the target one at a time, pull own arrows, then stand 2 metres away to allow the other person to pull their arrows. Try not to touch the target with your hands. Be aware when searching for arrows.
• Clubs should not invite guests.
• Clubs should cancel all shoots (e.g. open shoots, club shoots, and ‘friendlies’) until the Government guidelines advise that gatherings can take place.
• No indoor club practices.
• Comply with all Government guidelines, if this changes at short notice then Government guidelines take precedence. This also only covers England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland may have different rules that should be adhered to.