After consultation with Archery Australia, Archery NSW has made the decision to postpone all events organised by Archery NSW until April 30 as a direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was with the safety of the whole archery community in mind that we made this decision.
It is regrettable that this will impact many hard working athletes, coaches and clubs however we made this decision for the interest of our community. Your understanding during this difficult and unprecedented time is appreciated.
Archery NSW will continue to monitor the situation and further cancellation or postponement of competitions may be needed as the situation continues.
We strongly advise all clubs affiliated with Archery NSW to
also cancel their events at least until April 30.
State Events Postponed
21/3 - Metropolitan Championships will be moved to Saturday, September 5 dependent the COVID-19 situation
State Events Cancelled
23/3 - Indoor Training
30/3 - Indoor QRE
At this stage, we do recommend clubs to remain open
for training but for archers to remain vigilant.
To ensure the continued safety of our archery community, we will, and encourage all NSW Clubs, to be enforcing the following:
- If you have any flu like symptoms or have had any in the last 2 weeks, please remain away from archery precincts
- If you or someone you have had close contact with has been overseas in the last 2 weeks, please remain away from archery precincts
- If you are exhibiting flu like symptoms, you will be immediately asked to leave any range
- Do not touch any equipment that is not your own, this includes pulling out arrows
- A maximum of two archers per target to encourage social distancing
We encourage all archers to follow the NSW Health social distancing procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw soiled tissues in the bin and clean your hands with soap and water or sanitiser. If you don’t have a tissue, cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces each day.
- Stop shaking hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting.
- Avoid crowds if possible. If not, keep the time short.
- Avoid small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations.
- Attempt to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people where possible.
- Avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.
- Visit shops sparingly, buy food online, consider home delivery and take-aways.
- Use debit and credit cards instead of cash and make use of online and self-serve transactions (for example Opal cards on public transport).
- Use public transport in off-peak periods if you can.
- Re-consider overseas and interstate travel plans.
For more information on COVID-19 please visit the NSW Health website.
During this difficult time, please look after yourself and your community. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org