CPSA Guidance on Lessons


Further to our previous guidance issued in respect of Instructors & Coaches and the resumption of shooting at Clubs & Grounds, the CPSA now considers that the updated Government guidance published in “Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)” 24th June 2020,  with specific reference to guidance relating to close contact services, provides the opportunity for shooting grounds to reintroduce beginner and small group shooting lessons.

It is important that shooting grounds and individual Instructors/Coaches recognise that the management of Covid 19 risk and that associated with shooting lessons are different but that no level of trade-off can be acceptable between the two. Both Covid 19 and shooting risk must be thoroughly addressed in order to ensure a safe working environment. A Covid-19 Secure environment must be operated at all times.

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In addition to the thorough implementation of Government Covid 19 guidance, we would recommend the following procedures be adopted to assist with your planning:

  • Full CV19 risk assessment is carried out and available for review and all additional PPE be provided including full face visors for the Instructors & Coaches.
  • The opening up of the economy following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. You should assist this service by keeping a temporary record of your clients and visitors for 21 days, in a way that is manageable for your business, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.
  • For Group sessions, ensure that the Group is maximum 6 including the Instructor or Coach to comply with current guidelines for gatherings.
  • Have a designated waiting area with appropriate social distancing for the remainder of the Group whilst each attendee is shooting under instruction.
  • Provide alcohol hand sanitisers on the layout/stands being used.
  • The Instructor or Coach to sanitise the gun (unless the gun is owned by the attendee) between each user.

We would reiterate the importance of following the CV19 Government guidance and normal safety procedures whilst ensuring your clients have the best experience possible when they are with you.