As intimated yesterday, the issues with COVID-19 are ever evolving and advice has now been issued that would indicate we also need to move our position.
As from today, all tournaments and events on the Archery Victoria calendar will be suspended until 14 April 2020. Archery Victoria will work with affected clubs to reschedule events to later in the year. Work has commenced on the option of being able to deliver coach training and other courses via video conferencing or similar technology.
Archery Victoria member clubs are encouraged to limit access to their grounds to their members only – no visitors. It is also recommended that come and try programs be suspended.
Practice at local clubs may continue with the appropriate social distancing in place (1.5 – 2m between archers). Continuation of practice is at the discretion of your local club and, taking into account local conditions, clubs may elect to put more stringent procedures in place (including closing of ranges should that be necessary).
The following guidance is still in place:
· If you, or someone you have been in close contact with, has been overseas in the last 2 weeks, please do not attend or shoot at your local club for 14 days.
· If you have any flu like symptoms or have had any in the last 2 weeks, please don’t attend your local club for 14 days.
· If you are exhibiting flu like symptoms please leave your club immediately.
· Do not touch any equipment that is not your own, this includes pulling out arrows. Each archer should pull their own arrows.
· Archers should wash their hands prior to setting up their target and on completion of setting up their target.
· After use, club and personal bow grips should be wiped down with isopropyl alcohol swabs, soap and water or 1:30 water/bleach dilution.
· Archers should refrain from any physical contact with one another.
· Remember to regularly wash your hands with soap and water.
· It is recommended that you pack your own food and water and ensure that you are not sharing.
Clubs are urged to review their cleaning procedures and ensure that cleaning standards are maintained, particularly toilet areas, door handles, light switches etc where multiple people are likely to be in contact with surfaces. Additional hand washing stations should be considered for outdoor areas.
Archery Victoria will continue to monitor the situation and make further decisions based on guidance by the Department of Health and Human Services, Archery Australia and World Archery.
Archery Victoria Board of Management
T: 0417 538 672