COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

Following on from the earlier email with the good news that DVA has been cleared to resume play from Nillumbik Council, we have also received clearance yesterday from AV, but in order to do so he have to submit and Risk Management Plan and Return to Play Plan and Guidelines, which I have completed on behalf of the Club and submitted. This was required to be done on very short notice, to enable us to open up again this weekend, otherwise we may not have opened for another week or so.
We have very strict guidelines and criteria that we must meet and enforce, that are Government requirements – Federal, State and Local – together with requirements set down by AA|AV. So, I have attached the Risk Management Plan and the Return to Play guidelines for you all to have a look at. In addition, I will be sending an email to the membership base that will include the Return to Play Guidelines and ask that everyone familiarise themselves with it.
To manage the return to paly, we also need to set down further club policies, that will change as restrictions and further lifted, but for now the main concern is that we maintain the requirement of only 10 people at the club at any time. This is not just people shooting, but the Committee who may be there for other matters, parents of guardians of minors who may not be club members themselves etc..etc…
Indoors is still off limits including the club room facilities and indoor range, and also the field course as we would not be able to monitor the number of people at the club, as it would not be 10 people on the target range and 10 people on the field – it is only just 10 people in total.
I will also put a post on FB tonight advising that members will receive an email but also outlining the return to play guidelines as follows – the best way to monitor and control the 10 people is for registration of blocks of time on archers diary. I noticed on FB that several other clubs are adopting that approach too. Reece is about to set that up and publish it. It does seem like there are a lot of rules and conditions, but these will change and evolve constantly – and probably in the not too distant future too!

  • The Outdoor Target range at DVA will re-open for general practice only on Sat 16 May
  • The Field Course, Indoor Range and Club rooms remain closed at this stage and should not be accessed
  • Only DVA Club members can attend the Club, no visitors from other Clubs or Associate members
  • There will be no organised group activities, the Come N Try sessions are still suspended
  • There will be no toilet facilities available at this stage
  • Social distancing must be strictly practiced at all times
  • Health guidelines should be followed at all times, please wash your hands and|or use hand sanitiser before and after setting up your targets, please take a fresh target face from the table outside the club rooms, when you are finished please take the target face with you and bring it back with you next time you come to shoot
  • Only 10 people may attend the Club at any one time
  • Timeslots for practice will need to be booked and this can be done via Archers Diary
  • Shooting permitted in daylight only hours only – 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Timeslots are for 2 hours with only 1 timelsot per person per day
  • 1 person per target, with the exception of family members who cohabitate, where they may shoot a maximum of 2 people per target, this will not override the maximum of 10 people at the club
  • Club members from the same family wishing to shoot must book the same timeslot
  • ALL those attending the Club MUST register – if a parent or guardian or other family member is attending with a minor for example and they are not a Club member or member of AA, they will not be able to register via Archers Diary, but MUST advise the Club to numbers of attendees at the Club are fully accounted for
  • Please restrict non-shooting attendees as much as possible
  • If you are attending the Club for purposes other than shooting ie maintenance, committee requirelents, cleaning etc you must register your attendance,  but please avoid peak times such as weekends
  • If 10 people are already registered for a timelot DO NOT attend the Club during that time
  • If less than 10 people are registered but the time slot is closed for registrations  it will mean that there are other non-shooting people attending the Club, DO NOT attend the Club at this time
  • If you book a timeslot please do all possible to attend, if you know far enough in advance please advise the Club so we cancel your registration, which may mean someone else can shoot
  • Please adhere strictly to your timeslot, arrive on time, and when finished please pack up and leave immediately

I am sure everyone is excited to get back to shooting, and hopefully everyone will do the right thing!
Also, on another note, I now have remote access to the Club room door security system, so I can see if any members are accessing the club rooms, and not doing the right thing. All members that were financial at 1 April have now received their 3 month extension to the memberships from AA, the new anniversary dates are already reflected n the membership base!
Happy Shooting!