NRA Affiliated Clubs that operate an indoor range in England during Covid-19 restrictions

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The Government published new national guidance for England on 24th February for indoor sports and leisure facilities. Indoor shooting ranges may reopen not earlier than 12th April 2021 as part of Step 2 of the gradual relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.  Details are available here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england/reopening-businesses-and-venues?fbclid=IwAR3DFdK_20a36h–7XVFgrf7eSzgoc7DvBWOm-VE9cmdNxkwqjrDJmJtNBo

Range premises should only be visited alone or with household groups, the Club/range operator should follow the Government social contact rules.  Club officials should be able to demonstrate robust strategies to manage the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and ensure that social distancing rules are followed.  Club officials are encouraged to review and update the Covid-19 risk assessment for the indoor range and supporting range operating procedures.  An example of a generic risk assessment template for an indoor range is attached. Clubs may wish to adapt the template to suit the specifics of the range and shooting activity.

Generic Covid-19 RA for indoor range March 2021

Club officials responsible for indoor ranges may wish to review the CIBSE advice for building owners/managers when reopening buildings following a period of inactivity. The ventilation guidance updated in October 2020 is available here

https://www.cibse.org/coronavirus-covid-19/emerging-from-lockdown#1

Club officials are encouraged to regularly check the Government Covid-19 advice available here

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus   to ensure compliance.

Please contact me directly for further clarification.

 

Nic Couldrey

Regional Ranges Manager

4th March 2021

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