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COVID-19 Club Closure

In line with the government's advice, we are regrettably closing the club with immediate effect until further notice. This also includes evening shooting. Following the Phase 1 document from ArcheryGB, the Committee have decided that it is still too soon for Canterbury Archers to return to shooting at this current stage. We are keeping a close eye on the current situation and when it improves the club can reopen with some restrictions in place. The Committee are currently putting together a plan for this restricted opening and this will be circulated to members and published on this page when it is ready.

Sadly, we have taken the decision to cancel this year's Two Way Longbow Shoot due to COVID - 19. We will be in contact shortly with anyone that has already entered to offer refunds. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Archery GB

Archery GB also releases regular updates on their website. Links to AGB's site can be found below:

COVID-19 – Government advice update - March 13th 

CEO update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) - March 16th

All archery in the UK should be postponed for the foreseeable future - March 17th

Archery GB publishes COVID-19 FAQ’s - March 19th

Archery GB Events - March 19th

Archery GB update regarding COVID-19 - March 19th

Safeguarding during COVID-19 - March 20th

Joint statement from UK Sport, The British Olympic Association and The British Paralympic Association - March 23rd

Archery GB AGM postponed until July - March 26th

Help your archery club survive and thrive through lockdown - April 3rd

Information for Secretaries - April 6th

CEO Update - April 9th

Lockdown health and fitness tips - April 10th

Join our StayHome webinar series - April 17th

Archery GB publish Guidance for Remote Coaching - 23rd April

CEO Update - May 4th

Official Update – COVID-19 - May 11th

Return to archery – phase one - May 13th

Advice from Archery GB:

Look after your mental health

This is a stressful situation, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the mental well-being of some of our members, please click here for the most up to date guidance from the Mental Health Foundation for looking after your mental health during COVID-19.


Message from the NSPCC Childline:

In these strange times with sport cancelled, schools closed and the Government encouraging us to socially isolate we need to be aware that many children may be isolated and therefore more vulnerable.  Clubs are encouraged to use their links and methods of communicating with children and young people to promote the Childline.

Childline (UK) www.childline.org.uk Tel: 0800 11 11


Please do not shoot at home

We appreciate that our members, and a lot of our staff, want to get out and shoot, and some will think the logical answer is to shoot in your home or garden, but we are urging you not to.

Please remember that you are not insured to physically shoot at home because Archery GB insurance only insures members shooting at Archery GB registered ranges. If you attend a venue that allows you to shoot, you must check that you are covered by the venue’s insurance or maintain your own.

Once again, members are only insured to shoot at Archery GB registered ranges. We cannot manage the level of risk shooting at home, archery is a very safe sport because of the rules that we all adhere to. We cannot guarantee that home ranges will adhere to the rules of shooting and we don’t have the resources to carry out the relevant risk assessments.

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