Re-opening White Mark Bowmen

White Mark Bowmen will re-open, for existing White Mark Bowmen members only, from 06:00 on Friday 15th May 2020. The committee has considered all the relevant advice and requirements from HM Government and the EFAA.

Re-opening the course is only feasible with the following conditions.

Guests, or visitors from other clubs are currently excluded.

The club hut remains closed and ‘out-of-bounds’.

Due to the need to maintain social distancing, and avoid gatherings, turn up and shoot, can no longer be permitted.

Members must book a target (’T’) time to start on target 1 and then continue once around the course.

Members are requested to limit their visits to 3 times per week.

T-times will be at 15 minute intervals.

All archers should shoot, score and retrieve their own arrows promptly to stay within their 15 minute target slot.

The practice range can only be used for the 15 minutes immediately before your ’T’ time.

T-times can be booked for individuals, 2 archers from different addresses, or family groups (all resident at the same address).

Archers may finish and leave the course at any point via the perimeter path (you do not have to complete all 14 targets).

Shoot parties will only move to the next lane once it is clear.

Shoot parties may ‘leap-frog’ other groups only by agreement, and only if the next target lane is clear. They can not then return to shoot any targets they have by-passed.

Don’t spend more than a couple of minutes looking for lost arrows. Dan Weedon has agreed to be the “virtual lost arrow book”. Mail him with the details, (name, target number, arrow description).  thesecretary@whitemarkbowmen.co.uk

How to book a T-time:

Bookings will be available up to 7 days in advance with a maximum of 3 bookings per week per individual

Guidance for the EFAA regarding COVID 19 (12.5.2020)

Introduction

It is envisaged that the way in which we meet and socialise at our archery clubs will be changed for some considerable time and we all have a responsibility to do everything in our power to follow the latest Government Guidance. This is not just for the safety of ourselves but for the speedy resumption of our sport. Should there be another spike in cases the Government will close everything down yet again. The EFAA Committee will continue to update club secretaries and members via social media.

These additional COVID 19 rules are in addition to the general health and safety rules of the EFAA and should be read in conjunction with them.

Maintenance

Essential maintenance at club grounds is an essential part of our sport and as such as of Wednesday 13th May 2020 with the land owner’s permission, people may travel to their club grounds if they are the club Range Officer and designated deputy to undertake maintenance. This MUST be in line with Social distancing and Health and Safety, people from different households MUST stay 2 meters/6 feet apart and further if possible.

Further information on social distancing can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Practice – as of 13.5.2020 with landowner’s permission

To ensure safety at clubs it is essential that social distancing can always be maintained, that is people not from the same household MUST stay 2 meters/6 feet apart. Each club is only able to allow its own club members to shoot. To prevent the clubs being inundated with archers desperate to shoot the EFAA are asking for each club to nominate a member to co-ordinate the amount of archers who are shooting at any one time and that this is controlled to ensure that clubs do not become overcrowded. Each club will need …

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 – CANCELLATION OF SHOOTS

Following the latest advice from the UK government, in the best interests of members safety, the EFAA committee have taken the decision that all EFAA shoots, including classification shoots be cancelled with immediate affect up to and including the 2020 Spring Championships. We will reassess the situation at that time and readvise accordingly. We will also attempt to reschedule the Spring Championships.

Thank you all for your support and cooperation at this difficult time.

Best regards,
On behalf of the EFAA committee.

Dave Moore