Club Information COVID-19
Archery returned outdoors in England from 29 March, with roadmaps out of lockdown for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also in place.
At the bottom of this page you will find guidance for clubs and archers to download on the return to archery.
Return to Archery
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.
Sport England has been updating and adding to the guidance that they first published last year.
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, some people may be excited about returning to work, sessions and facilities, however many will be returning to play with poorer mental health due to coronavirus (Mind, 2020).
Mind – a charity who won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect – have developed two handy guides: one to help individuals prepare for participation, and one to equip the sport and physical activity sector with tools and information to support the mental health of staff, volunteers and participants.
Following on from the 5th January’s Government’s guidelines, Archery GB 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.