Well, indoor shooting didn’t last very long! We have been going for a few weeks now with our new system at Ludgvan and it has been working well. However, the government have said earlier this afternoon that there will be a 4-week lockdown across England starting on Thursday 5th November. All non-essential businesses will need to close. We are sure this will include indoor archery, so we will stop shooting for the duration of the lockdown. We hope we will be able to start again in early December, but we will review it at the time.
Until, then, do stay safe everyone.
Indoor shooting has been somewhat uncertain until fairly recently. We have had discussions with Ludgvan Community Centre, done risk assessments and worked out shooting procedures to keep everyone at a safe distance apart and comply with the current ArcheryGB and government requirements. We will be shooting in two details of four, keeping the details apart with a one-way system back through the storeroom. We have to pay for the hall, of course, so have had to make a tight compromise between allowing enough time to shoot whilst keeping the session fees as low as we can with a much reduced number of archers.
The whole thing will be more disciplined than normal, but archery is an exercise in self-discipline, anyway!
The hall committee at Leedstown have decided to keep the hall closed for the time being. We respect that decision and look forward to shooting there again when conditions allow.
For the moment, then, we will only be shooting at Ludgvan, and have two sessions there on a Sunday afternoon and two on a Monday evening. It will have to be open to AotW members only to start with. After a few weeks if we find there are regular places available then we will consider opening to visitors.
Edit: added a photo of our shooting line complete with pull-up screens