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Club Information COVID-19

On this you will find guidance for clubs and archers to download on the return to archery. The latest documents are available to download from the bottom of the page.

Return to Archery

  • England – From 12 April, indoor sports facilities can reopen. Part 2 Clubs & Part 3 Facilities documents have been updated below.
  • Wales – The maximum numbers have increased – up to 6 archers from two households can now meet. More here.
  • Scotland – Having received confirmation from the Scottish Government, Scottish Archery are pleased to confirm a few updates to our guidance as we move towards potential changes across Scotland on the 26th April. Further information here.
  • Northern Ireland – Up to 15 people can meet for organised sport. More here.

Club Support

Should you need any support or clarification then please read our FAQs (download below), or email membership@archerygb.org.

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

Sport England has been updating and adding to the guidance that they first published last year.

In particular:

Mental Health

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.

Funding

Elite Archery

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.

Documents

Club Covid Risk Assessment Template (March 2021)
Summary Archery Covid Restrictions ENGLAND Updated 12 April
Summary Archery Covid-19 Restrictions March 2021 Wales
Return to Archery – England March 2021 slides
Guidance for Delivering Archery Instructor and Coaching Courses
Complying with the Restrictions – Letter from AGB
Return to Archery FAQs Updated 12 April

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