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  1. If you have felt unwell in the last 14 days, you must stay at home..
  2. Avoid all physical contact with other range attendees, volunteers and staff. COVID-19 can be transmitted by droplets that can be passed from hand to hand, including handshakes. 
  3. The range must provide soap dispensers in the amenities. Hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol must be provided on entry and exit to venues. 
  4. It is recommended that you cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue, put the tissue in the bin and then sanitise your hands before touching surfaces. 
  5. All members, volunteers and staff must wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser. 

  1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  2. A safe sanitising procedure for high contact items must be implemented following the Safe Work Australia guidelines. Benches and surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected periodically. Please note: a) Cleaning means physically removing germs, dirt and organic matter from surfaces. b) Disinfecting means using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. It’s important to clean before disinfecting because organic matter and dirt can reduce the ability of disinfectants to kill germs.
  3. Ensure there is 4 square metres of space per person.
  4. At least 1.5 metres distance (approximately two arms’ length) must be maintained between yourself and anyone on the range.
  5. Presentation ceremonies must be held in larger areas that can accommodate 4 square metres of space per person.
  6. The number of persons in a clubhouse at any one time must comply with 4 square metres of space per person.
  7. Line markers (or an equivalent) must be put in place to direct members where to stand in order to manage physical distancing.
  8. A maximum of 500 people are allowed on the range at any one time according to the Government’s Stage 1 restrictions. On a range, this includes at least two (2) range officers and up to eight (18) shooters.
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  10. Food and beverages should not be sold or shared at the ranges.
  11. All members, volunteers and staff must maintain compliance with all public health orders/directives from NSW State Government. Health information is changing rapidly. We encourage all members to check the NSW Government website for updated information.
  12. Ranges must place at least one COVID-19 safety sign in a clearly visible position at the entrance of the sign-in area.
  13. Line markers (or an equivalent) must be put in place outside the entry of the office/range to direct members where to stand, in order to manage physical distancing.
  14. Members must sign in without physical contact. In the case where a member must enter an office to sign in, only one (1) member should enter at a time. 
  15. In the case where a range still uses a physical sign-in book (instead of the Electronic Attendance System), members should bring their own pen for use when signing in.
  16. It is requested that members bring correct fees in order to reduce exposure from the exchange of money. 
  17. P650 unlicensed person shooting activities will remain suspended while physical distancing rules are in place. 
  18. SSAA Safe Shooting Courses and Firearms Safety Courses can resume in a non-live fire environment at the instructor’s discretion as long as physical distancing measures and public health orders are followed. Live fire under the authority of a P650 Declaration is still suspended in accordance with physical distancing recommendations.
  19. Shooters must be separated by at least 1.5 metres at the firing point. This could be done, for example, by allocating every second bench or shooting position.  
  20. It is recommended that members be given a 45-minute session on the bench, allowing a 15-minute turnover to place and retrieve their own targets. This maximises the number of shooters per open day. It should be noted that each range operates differently and may choose varying bench times.
  21. Members are to place and retrieve their own targets, limiting exposure to Range Officers and other shooters.
  22. Range Officers must ensure members keep a safe distance while changing targets and clearing rifles.
  23. If a Range Officer is required to engage or assist with a firearm, physical distancing must be maintained unless in the case of an emergency.
  24. For shoots not conducted from a shooting shelter (for example sporting clays), members of squads must maintain the required physical distance at all times. Hand sanitiser must be available at each station to clean remote trap controls, etc as each squad arrives.
  25. Resistance to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines will not be tolerated at SSAA NSW ranges. Range Officers will be expected to expel you from the range for noncompliance “
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