COVID-19 – What am I allowed to currently do?

November 5th 2020
Sophie Meering

With new and current restrictions in place, we want to make it clear what is and isn't currently permitted around the UK.

The following details should give a full understanding of what is currently permitted in each home nation:

  • Wales – From 9 November, the whole country is under national restrictions rather than the previous local ones. There will be a limit of a maximum of 15 people indoors, and a maximum of 30 people outdoors.
  • Northern Ireland – Restrictions across the country are in force which have been recently extended. Indoor sports are not permitted except for elite athletes. Non-contact sporting activities are permitted outdoors but a limit of 15 people applies.
    From 27 November, indoor and outdoor sport is not permitted, other than at elite level, for two weeks. All sports facilities must close.
  • Scotland – Each area designated under a five-level system. Members are able to take part in archery outdoors across all levels of the new guidance. Level 3 restricts indoors to U18s only. Level 4: no indoor archery.
  • England – A national lockdown is in force until 2 December. It is likely the lifting of national restrictions will see a return to the tiered levels. We are awaiting government guidance as to any changes to tiered restrictions and will update clubs and members as soon as we know more.


Despite this, Archery GB is committed to keeping you, the members, engaged and developing within archery. The programme of webinars on offer this winter will provide opportunities to engage with training, hear updates, share examples of good practice, and network with other club volunteers or members. We particularly draw your attention to the webinars aimed at developing clubs:

November Date Time Workshop
12 November 7-9pm Winter 2020 competitions and updated guidance for competitions 2021
17, 18 & 20 November 7-9pm each night  

Ianseo Cohort 1


19 November 7-9pm Club Development:

Financial Sustainability* – FULLY BOOKED

23 November 7-9pm Empowering Archery*

(Foundation) – FULLY BOOKED

26 November 7-8.30pm  

Q&A with the CEO & Chair


30 November 7-9pm Empowering Archery*

(Foundation) – FULLY BOOKED


December webinars

1, 2 & 4 December


2 December



2 December








Ianseo Cohort 2


Empowering Archery (Introduction)* – Part 1.
Price £25


Club Development: Financial Sustainability*  (limited to 12 spaces)


7 December 7-9pm Empowering Archery (Foundation) – Part 3* –
8 December 7-9pm Club Development: Engaging with the local community* – FULLY BOOKED
9 December


9 December





2021 Competitions


Empowering Archery (Introduction)* – Part 2.
Price £25

14 December 7-9pm Empowering Archery (Foundation) – Part 4* –FULLY BOOKED


Please note: Empowering Archery (Foundation) is one workshop with multiple sessions. Attendance needed at all sessions. Webinars marked* are limited to the first 12 bookings.

For enquiries about the Winter Webinar Programme, please email:

For details on webinars in December for Ambassadors, please contact Gayle Pink on

We have the opportunity to engage a variety of archers in your club in a range of webinars – please share the details with people you think may benefit.  We would also be open to hearing your suggestions for future topics.


These online training opportunities will open for bookings very soon.  To book your place, please register in the ‘Events’ section on your Members’ Online Portal as soon as bookings are open. Please see the full Winter 2020 Webinar Programme in the Documents section below.


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