Phase 2 Guidance

Hi there everyone


With the First Minister(FM) confirming on Thursday June 18th that Scotland will move into Phase 2 of the “Route Map out of Lockdown” we are delighted we can publish our Phase 2 guidance for archery in the documents below.


These documents were created in partnership with sportscotland and the Scottish Government as part of the overall collaborative effort to protect public health and combat the spread of COVID-19. Protection and maintenance of public health and our members welfare remains our top priority and we pass on our deepest thanks to everyone within the archery community connected in any way to the keyworker effort to minimise the spread of the virus.


As per the FM’s statement, key updates from government are summarised below with the main priority remaining public health and minimising the spread of the virus


  • All activity remains outdoor – no indoor facilities will be open
  • Archery is still an extension to exercise
  • Physical distancing remains 2 metres from anyone outwith your household or extended household
  • Group sizes stay a maximum of 8 but can now be formed from 3 households or extended households
  • There is no restriction on number of targets/bosses which can be used – provided AGB rules of shooting, safety measures as prescribed are followed and physical distancing observed where appropriate
  • The recommended 5-mile travel limit for physical activity remains in place
  • Coaches can now deliver to no more than 2 households (or extended households) at any one time or provide coaching to more than 2 households (or extended households) per day


We have provided an “example” range layout here and there is  comprehensive coaching guidance within the document.


As ever, our staff team are here to help clubs that may be in a position to open in Phase 2 for the first time or those transitioning from Phase 1 to 2. Please do reach out! Staff email addresses are on the contacts page of the website.


Thank you to everyone who complied with the Phase 1 guidance and helped maintain our members health and wellbeing. We look forward to seeing more of your shooting experiences on social media so please do tag us so we can share.


Vincent Bryson

Chief Operating Officer

On behalf of the Scottish Archery Board


Phase 2 Guidance Document




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