Club Information COVID-19

A return to archery is taking place on a phased basis, the phases will change in line with the latest government guidelines once it has been published. Currently, we are working on a three-phase approach, and we are currently in Phase 2.

Please note, these phases are subject to change as the government exit strategy becomes clearer.

  • Phase 1 – Outdoor only. Family units or individual shooting. Social distancing of 2m maintained between anyone not in the same household. No social activities, “turn up, shoot, go home”, minimise contact with others. Coaching 1:5 allowed while maintaining social distancing.
  • Phase 2 – Indoor or outdoor shooting. Shooting in two details or family households. Limited numbers with appropriate social distancing between archers. Limited contact outside of shooting. Competitions allowed but limited to social distancing. From 25 July.
  • Phase 3 –Indoor and outdoor shooting. Full training and competition. Social activities permitted – Further details to follow.

Guidance to Returning to Archery

  • Phase 1 – Club Guidance (From 13 May)
  • Phase 2 – Club Guidance (Updated 30 November – this page)
  • Phase 2 – Competition Guidance (Updated 21 September)
  • FAQs
  • Risk assessment (Updated 27 /11/2020)

(downloadable docs at the bottom of the page)

Facility Issues

Some clubs are unable to open because they are shooting on an education ground. Whilst we recognise the issues that schools are overcoming, we are aware some clubs have been able to return to shooting. We have created a letter template that clubs may wish to use to gain confidence that archery could return with minimal impact on the schools, its pupils and staff.

Click here for more.

Additional Resources

As sport and physical activity organisations plan their ‘return to play’, Sport England have collated advice, guidance and resources to help:


Elite Archery

Following on from the 5th January’s Government’s guidelines, AGB have issued an update regarding Elite Archery.

“As permitted by the guidance, our Paralympic and Olympic programmes will continue to prepare for the Tokyo Games this year at the Elite Training Centre at Lilleshall as well as certain identified local training centres. These will be endorsed on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the protocols identified in the elite guidance. Furthermore, access to these local training centres will be strictly limited to athletes preparing for this year’s Paralympic and Olympic games.”

For the full guidance see the downloadable document below.


Exemption for Disabled People doing Outdoor Sport
Summary of Covid restrictions for archery in England – from 20 December
Covid Frequently Asked Questions – December 2020
Summary Covid Restrictions from 2 Dec England
Guidance Notes for supporting Disabled Archers – v4.00 Updated 27 November
Archery Ranges – Risk Assessment Template 2020 v2.01 Updated 3 December
Guidance Notes for Clubs – Phase 2 v4.01 Updated 3 December
Guidance Notes for Coaches – Phase 2 v4.01 Updated 3 December
Guidance Notes for Archers – Phase 2 v4.01 Update 3 December

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