The COVID-19 situation is fast moving and the Committee is monitoring this very carefully.
Our membership demographic is particularly vulnerable to this virus and we need to take that into account.
The NSW Government has just announced that all non-essential services are to close.
While some would like to think Archery is an essential service, it is not.
The Leagues club would also likely close with these new NSW Government measures.
We cannot operate without toilets. It should also be noted that shared toilets are the likely places where the virus will spread.
While we will definitely close the field if the League Club closes, we believe that it would be prudent to close the field effective immediately for all organised club events.
That would include Saturday calendar shoots, Interclub events, and any beginner classes.
The field closure will be reviewed at the end of April based on the situation at that time
The field will remain open for practice only at this time, but with restrictions of only 1 archer per target. This will be policed by members themselves. This may also be reviewed if the situation changes.
Under no circumstances should any member come to the field if they are not feeling well, even for practice.
Committee Erina Archery Club