Update to Guidance Following the Government Announcement of 22 September 2020


As a result of yesterday’s update from the Government regarding new restrictions it is important to reiterate and bring to the attention of our individual members and member shooting grounds/clubs the following, which remain in place or are now to be added to your practices. These apply whether organising or attending registered shoots, open shoots or pay & play. Following all guidelines will help ensure our sport can continue to take place in these unprecedented and difficult times.

We need to remind you that groups/squads must be no more than 6 shooters. Referees can caddie a squad of 5 and move around the course with the squad or a squad can be 6 if a referee can remain socially distanced  from them at the stand etc.

  • It remains important to follow Covid-19 secure guidance with the 2 metre social distancing or 1 metre+ with appropriate measure in place and being followed.
  • Clubhouses, cafes and restaurants must only allow groups of no more than 6. If your premises are licenced, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at a table.
  • It is not permissible for visitors or groups to mingle with others outside of their own group.
  • Visitors and employees in retail shops, cafes, shoot administration, booking-in desks etc. must all wear face coverings, while inside any enclosed area.
  • It is compulsory that clubs and grounds take details of visitors for 'Track & Trace' and display the Track & Trace QR Poster for your business or venue. Click here for details of how to create it for your business/ground/club.
  • Individuals will need to download and install the new Contact Tracing App from either the Androids Google Play or Apple's App store to use the QR code poster.
  • Remember it is important to avoid any social gatherings of more than 6, anywhere on the shooting ground.
  • Larger fines are now in place for any rules that are broken and can be up to £10,000.

We need to remind you that the Government is allowing our sport to continue to take place as long as everyone follows the sport’s national governing body (CPSA) Covid-19 Secure Guidelines. Failure to follow these could jeopardise our sport and risk potential action by local or national authorities.

Please click here to read the updated ‘Shoot Safe, Stay Safe’ Guidance.