Message to All Members

Image A message from our CEO about COVID-19 March 17 2020 To our Archery GB Family, As you will all be experiencing, there is a huge amount of uncertainty across the country in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Having carefully monitored the ongoing impact of COVID-19, and in line with the latest recommendations from the UK Government, Archery GB has made a number of decisions that will impact our sport. These decisions have been taken with the health and safety our members, participants, volunteers and staff as an utmost priority and are based on the most recent information from all relevant authorities – including UK Government, Public Health England and World Archery. We also appreciate that many of you are facing your own challenges following the new restrictions announced yesterday, which will inevitably have financial implications across our sport, as well as implications for your personal and family life. Please be assured that we are aware of this and while we don’t have all the answers, we are compiling frequently asked questions and guidance for our members, clubs, counties, regions and volunteers. Archery GB Advice Our general principle has been, and will remain, to follow the advice from the Government. We want to help ensure that as a sport we minimise the risk of any spread of the virus and minimise the risk to our members and participants. As a result, we have taken the decision to advise archery providers to postpone all archery in the UK. We have also taken the following actions relating to Archery GB activity: We have reviewed all Archery GB-run events, workshops, seminars, courses (i.e. anything run and directly managed by Archery GB) until 30 April and taken the decision that none will go ahead as planned – further details will be communicated to the individuals involved and refunds will be offered along with the option to have credits placed on your account. The AGM scheduled to take place on the 18 April, in Birmingham will not be going ahead as planned, a further announcement on this will be communicated in the coming days. Our office in Lilleshall remains open at this stage. Our staff are being encouraged to work from home where able, something many are accustomed to doing. For those that are currently unable to work from home, we are working on solutions to minimise their contact with others and providing equipment so services can continue from home. We are advising our staff to make use of video conferencing wherever possible, including contact and meetings with our key volunteers. Office phone lines, where possible will be forwarded to work mobiles. Staff can access company email accounts from home. At this time, the Olympics and Paralympics are going ahead as planned, however, many of the major inter