Finally some club news and its good. All being well, Glasgow Archers will be reopening its containers and hauling the bosses back onto the field in the next few days.
We are looking to start getting the club up and working from the Wednesday 1st July but it cant (right now) be the way things were in the past. You will need to book a slot on an evening. You just cant turn up and shoot. We have a comprehensive risk assessment we have presented to Craigholme. We have the SAA, AGB and the scottish govt all giving us guidelines and as you can imagine .. it gets pretty involved and complicated REALLY fast.
Hand sanitizer is now de rigueur all the time. (Compounders will no doubt get a mounting on their bows to hold a pack ;o). We have to take temperatures with a thermometer before you can shoot (dont panic, its the forehead kind! :o). You need to wear gloves and a mask when in the containers. The bosses are covered in clingfilm to make cleaning easier. We cant use the pavilion except in emergencies. One person/family unit a boss. We need to keep records of attendees for track and trace. Everything has to be cleaned before and after shooting. There’s no sharing of anything outside family units. Honestly, there are more hoops to jump through to get on the line than a performing lion would be comfortable with … but its archery and I’m willing to put up with a lot to get my bow strung and shot! I hope you feel that way as well.
Unfortunately, until we get a little more leeway in the rules we have to operate under, GA club nights will be for full members only (EDIT: This has now changed to guests welcome – see later posts for details). Pay as you Go guests we hope to add back into the mix soon when we get our processes efficient and can get permission to squeeze more targets on the field. We’re limited to few bosses due to field size and the huge separation required between bosses.
Details of all the processes, the risk assessment your committee signed off/presented to Craigholme and the Phase 2 guidelines can be found below. Any questions either drop by the Facebook site or use the message function on this website and we’ll try to answer your questions.
See you on the line!