Restarting Archery & Christmas Shooting at Chapel Gate

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Following the recent Government announcement that Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole are being placed into Tier 2 Covid restrictions we can advise that we will be restarting outdoor Archery at Chapel Gate this Wednesday 2nd December. We will also be restarting indoor shooting in the Gun Club range with effect from the evening of Friday 4th December. Currently we will only be able to provide indoor sessions on Tuesday & Friday evenings – Saturday morning sessions in the Range are unlikely until the New Year due to the availability of Field Captains.

This restart is underpinned by the Archery GB update issued on 27 Nov re Phase 2v4 Restricted Shooting guidance notes for Archers which can be found on the AGB website. We have received approval from Bournemouth University and the Gun Club to resume our sport on the strict understanding that we continue to follow the Covid guidance issued by the Government and AGB. In addition, members are asked to refer to the updated Covid 19 measures that the University have put in place following the reopening of Chapel Gate – these can be found on the BU Community Business ‘Chapel Gate’ website: Covid Measures

In order to reduce the threat of the virus it is really important that all members wishing to shoot either outdoors and/or indoors follow the essential sanitisation procedures at every session you attend. All sessions will continue to be linked to a booking via the Eventbrite booking system. Numbers attending will be limited, particularly indoors to ensure social distancing. If you display any of the Covid symptoms please do not visit the club in order to protect the health of your fellow members. In view of the fast approaching Christmas period, please take all the necessary precautions so we can all enjoy the festive celebrations.

We have also been advised that the sports club will be closing for Christmas from Tuesday 22 December (closing in the evening of 21 Dec) until Monday 4 January. During this period of closure, the Uni has agreed that we may shoot subject to our agreed Operating Procedures and the attendance of a club First Aider in the absence of Chapel Gate staff First Aiders. This will mean that the number of sessions may have to be restricted to ensure we meet this requirement. Details of available sessions will be published on the Eventbrite booking program.