Coronavirus update and opening of grounds


Information for all Members of Castle FTARC

Castle FTARC will be open for club activities from 0900 hours on Wednesday 13th May 2020.

To reduce the risk to members from the Coronavirus Pandemic, a number of safeguards are to be observed at all times by all members.

If it becomes apparent that members are not following this guidance, or if the Government’s advice changes, we may be forced to close again.

The rules are straightforward and are laid out below:

1 All members must sign in upon arrival at the club’s grounds. As the office will be closed, the book outside must be used. Members should bring their own pens to facilitate this and be responsible for disinfecting themselves after handling the book. If members shoot on a Sunday, they must be aware that their shoot fees will be collected at a later date by the club’s Treasurer.

2 No person must be within 2 metres of any other person at any time, neither in the car park or in the wood. If any person observes this rule being broken, they should tell the persons involved to move apart. If they are some distance away from said persons, they should blow their whistle once (as in a cease fire) and identify the source of the issue, and then twice (for activities to recommence).

3 The canteen and the office are to remain closed until further notice. If members wish to consume hot drinks and/or food, they should bring their own.

4 Members must avoid placing their shooting equipment on the work benches and seats provided at the club unless they are satisfied that they have personally disinfected said benches and seats.

5 When resetting targets with the strings, members should, if they deem it necessary, use disposable gloves or their own disinfectants to protect themselves from infection. Castle FTARC will not provide such materials as members should use their own.

6 On-site toilet facilities should be used with special caution and members should cater for their own safety with regard to protection and disinfection.

7 The club’s annual competitions are closed for the 2019/2020 season, therefore, there is no need to access or handle any recording materials such as pens or scorecards.

8 No visitors will be allowed on site, and no new members catered for until further notice.

9 Members who are deemed by the Government and the Health Authorities to be especially vulnerable to the risk of infection from the Coronavirus, should weigh-up for themselves the personal health and well-being benefits of attending the club, against the potential risks to themselves and others.