New Rules for Members (Covid 19 response 19th July)

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ALDERSHOT RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB

Covid 19 response.
To all ARPC Members,

The following new additional rules/guide lines will apply from the 19th July until further notice.

From the 19th July England moves into step 4 of the roadmap.
All capacity limits at sporting events are lifted.
You will not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. There will also be no limits on the number of people you can meet.
However, in order to minimise risk at a time of high prevalence, you should limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into indoor ranges or other enclosed spaces.
The requirement to wear face coverings in law will be lifted. However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.
COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

1. Clubroom; The club room is now open for members to book in prior to moving onto their nominated range and for use of the toilet facilities.

2. Toilet facilities; If the toilets are used by any individual member, they are to clean and disinfect all surfaces before and after use.

3. Face masks although not compulsory the wearing of face masks is highly recommended; these may be removed for shooting when on the outdoor and indoor ranges but should be worn at all other times whilst on the range.

4. 2 Metre Rule, although this rule has been lifted it is advisable to stay 1 metre apart from people you do not live with.

5. Booking in: By using the pre-booking system this will prevent overcrowding on the firing points and will also allow for greater control of the range by the duty range officer.

a. All who wish to attend the range and shoot must pre-book a slot on either the 25m indoor range, 50m or 100x range 24 hours prior to the nominated opening times. If no bookings are made for any particular range, then the range officer nominated for that range will be stood down, this prevents a wasted journey for that person.
b. Signing in sheets are to be completed prior to attending the range and handed to the RO on arrival.
c. Once a member has booked in, they are to proceed to and report to the RO on that range.

6. Range Fees; Members are to bring the correct cash to pay for their range fee, no change will be given. Or if a member wishes they may purchase a pre-payment card for the sum of £30, this will then be punched each time the member attends. (a maximum of ten visits)

7. Club Firearms and ammunition; the CRO will ensure that they are wiped down and prepared for the individuals use, club firearms once issued are not to be swapped between shooters on the range. The CRO will also ensure that all club firearms used are cleaned before being returned to the armoury.

8. Range Safety; All shooters are to obey the commands/instructions given by the RO on there nominated range. The RO will now check all firearms are clear when unbagged and bagged at the start and finish of each detail.

9. 25m Indoor range; A maximum of eight shooters plus the RO on the firing line at any one time, before shooting commences from the covered firing points it is recommended that these be cleaned and sanitized before and after use by the individual firer under guidance from the RO. It is recommended that face masks be worn when shooting from the covered firing points. Those members not shooting are to wait outside the range to be called forward. The use of club tables and chairs is permitted, again it is recommended that these should be cleaned and sanitized by the user before and after shooting, shooters may also bring and use their own tables and chairs but are not to allow other members the use of these items
Once on the range members are to comply with the rules and regulations for that range,
Covid keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

10. 50m Range; A maximum of ten shooters plus the RO on the firing line at any one time, shooting from the covered firing points is now permitted, it is recommended that these are to be cleaned and sanitized before and after use by the individual firer under guidance from the RO. It is recommended that face masks are to be worn when shooting from the covered firing points. Those members not shooting are to wait outside the range to be called forward. The use of club tables and chairs is permitted, again it is recommended that these should be cleaned and sanitized by the user before and after shooting, shooters may also bring and use their own tables and chairs but are not to allow other members the use of these items.
Once on the range members are to comply with the rules and regulations for that range,
Covid keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

11. 100x range; A maximum of eight Gallery rifle or sixteen small-bore shooters plus the RO on the firing line at any one time, shooting from the covered firing point is now permitted, unless shooting from, It is recommended that face masks be worn whilst waiting under the 100x covered firing point for your detail to be called forward. The use of the bench rest tables, also the general club tables and chairs is permitted, again it is recommended that these should be cleaned and sanitized by the user before and after shooting, shooters may also bring and use their own tables and chairs but are not to allow other members the use of these items.
Once on the range members are to comply with the rules and regulations for that range,
Covid keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

12. Turning Target Systems/Static Targets; These are to be set up and operated by the range officer only, members are requested not to handle any target system or any of the club issued targets, these will if required be attached to the frames by the RO only. Members who bring their own targets to use will be required to attach these to the frames they use. RO’s are requested not to handle these types of targets.

13. Range/shooting Equipment; If any member has the need to use any equipment i.e., spotting scopes, shooting mats, permission must first be sought from the Club safety Officer. If permission is granted the RO will ensure that all surfaces on that equipment are cleaned and disinfected both prior to and after use. Movement of equipment between ranges is forbidden.

14. Handling and use of firearms and equipment between members; This is strictly forbidden unless a family bubble.

15. PPE; members are to bring their own PPE with them, the club will not be providing PPE for members.

Please note that any member who fails to comply with Covid 19 guidelines and rules will be asked to leave the range.

Secretary
ARPC
24th July 2021

 

 

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