Message to NRA Clubs that operate an indoor target shooting range – July 2021

COVID-19

National Rifle Association

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The Government has announced that most legal restrictions to control the transmission of Covid-19 in England will be lifted on July 19th 2021.  This includes social distancing and restrictions on the size of gatherings.

The Government has advised that individuals should still minimise the number, duration and proximity of social contacts.

Government guidance is available here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-summer-2021-roadmap/coronavirus-how-to-stay-safe-and-help-prevent-the-spread

Clubs that operate an indoor range are encouraged to review the guidance which includes advice on the ventilation of indoor premises and measures to reduce the risk of transmission in poorly ventilated spaces.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced updated guidance on ventilation and air conditioning during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The guidance includes advice on how to identify a poorly ventilated area and measures that may be used to improve ventilation. This information may helpful to Clubs that operate premises that include an indoor range and associated facilities.

Details are available here

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/equipment-and-machinery/air-conditioning-and-ventilation/index.htm

Clubs are encouraged to seek specialist advice from the contractor(s) responsible for the maintenance of indoor range ventilation systems.    The CIBSE ventilation guidance for building operators is available here

https://www.cibse.org/coronavirus-covid-19/emerging-from-lockdown

Clubs operating in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should follow the advice provided by the Devolved Administrations.

 

Nic Couldrey

Regional Ranges Manager

July 2021

 

 

 

 

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