Access to MoD Ranges in England


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Access to MoD ranges in England

The Government published the “Covid-19 Response Spring 2021” on 22nd February 2021 detailing the proposed changes to Covid-19 restrictions in England.

Item 102 allows formally organised outdoor sport that is compliant with NGB guidance to restart from 29th March 2021.

I am pleased to announce that NRA affiliated Clubs that hold a current MoD licence may resume bookings on outdoor MoD ranges in England from 29th March 2021.  This applies to ranges operated by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and North West Reserve Forces and Cadets (NWRFCA) Altcar.

All NRA Club bookings must comply with Covid-19 guidelines and local restrictions including range restrictions set by the local MoD staff.  Clubs are reminded that to comply with MoD Policy, no more than 30 people may attend a Club range booking. Range bookings must not be made across borders.

Club officials are encouraged to check that all documentation is up to date including NRA affiliation, insurance, RCO qualifications, individual shooter competency cards before renewing the MoD range licence.

All bookings must have a RASP and a Covid-19 Risk Assessment for the shooting activity. RCO’s are reminded of the requirement to conduct a range recce prior to the booking.

Access to MoD ranges is prohibited in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland basis restrictions set by each of the Devolved Administrations.

Please contact me directly if you require further clarification.


Nic Couldrey

Regional Ranges Manager

1st March 2021

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