BA Ltd Covid-19 Protocol

last update:14/09/2020

For more information, please click on the link below for the Government guidelines Covid-19. In line with the new government update, we are classed as an organised sport. We will still limit the numbers and it is down to the customer to limit their own groupsize to meet with the new social gathering size (6 in your group).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Advisory Bulletpoints to Customers:

  • Optional: Wear a mask, bring your own alcohol gels, wear gloves if you must. 

  • All disclaimers will be done online. Please ensure you complete the booking form with everyone's name, email, and contact number so we can send you all the online waiver to complete.

  • We also require your information for TRACK AND TRACE purposes as well, so please provide your individual contact information (please note that we do not give or sell your information to ANY other company).

  • Please bring your masks with you. It is not a requirement for you to wear it as we are based outdoors, but if someone in your group request it, then it's better to be prepared. Please take the masks and gloves away with you at the end of your session.

  • Avon Valley toilet facilities inside the park are now open to the public. ALL PORTALOO'S ARE FOR AVON VALLEY CAMPERS ONLY. Please do not use the portaloos as these are specifically assigned to individual campers on-site to combat the risk of spreading Covid-19!

  • If you need to change? Change by your car and do not leave them on site.

  • Bring your own food and drink. Don't forget to take away your own rubbish

All our instructors are first aid trained. If any incident occurs and is life-threatening, we will step in to preserve life until help arrives.


Please note: If you or any of your household is feeling ill, or have signs of Covid symptoms. Please do not attend the session. Call us immediately and we will reschedule you to a later date.

While Battle Archery Ltd are doing everything we can to minimise the spread of Covid-19 at our outdoor centre, there is always a risk of contracting it during your session. By participating and signing the disclaimer, you acknowledge that the risk is still present and agree to not hold the company accountable.

Our procedures will always keep updating during these unprecedented times. Please show some patience to our staff as we do our best to adapt our sessions.

 

How we will operate - (last update 11/08/2020)

Arriving on site:

Please enter the Avon Valley Park and please take the RIGHT turn into the car park.

Following the instructions in your confirmation email, Battle Archery and Axe throwing is over to the Left side of the park, while the Target Archery range is over to the Right side. 

Please do not line up at Avon Valley reception.

 

Signing in:
We will send you an online disclaimer to fill out. Everyone participating will need to sign a disclaimer. If you forget to sign the online waiver, we still offer the paper copies. We will spray down the pens and pads with surgical spirit.

Participation:

We will spray or provide alcohol hand gel for your hands before you pick up any equipment (If we don't, it just means that someone has taken our hand gel again :p) 

Please keep within social distancing guidelines.


TOILETS ON SITE:

Avon Valley toilet facilities inside the park are now open to the public. 

ALL PORTALOO'S ARE FOR AVON VALLEY CAMPERS ONLY. Please do not use the portaloos as these are specifically assigned to individual campers on-site to combat the risk of spreading Covid-19!


Staff Protection:
Our staff will be using work-mans’ gloves which are waterproof and reusable to reduce wastage from disposable gloves. They will use these to clean any tools / equipment between each session. Our staff will constantly be spraying their hands and equipment with surgical spirit (90% alcohol).

We are looking at providing our staff with face masks, but this may hinder communications and stop them from providing clear and essential safety instructions. They will stand at their normal position (at a safe distance) while teaching the session. 

 

End of the session:
Please remove any rubbish you brought and take it way with you.
Ensure you abide to social distancing guidelines as you exit at allocated exit point.
We will sterilize using surgical spray (90% alcohol) and/ or Disinfectant fluid and give a good wipe down of any tools and equipment.

Please be aware that while Battle Archery Ltd are doing everything we can to minimise the spread of Covid-19 at our outdoor centre, there is always a risk of contracting it during your session. Our procedures will always keep updating during these unprecedented times. Please show some patience to our staff as we do our best to adapt our sessions.

 

Please see our traffic light system for activities. This is been updated as required.

Green = Operational

Amber = Currently rebuilding

Red = Currently suspended

 

Activities we can operate


Axe throwing and throwing sports (for household groups and individuals)


Individuals placed into groups – minimal group size 2 per group.
Smaller groups – 8 max per instructor
Intro around the instructor – spaced out. The instructor will provide the intro.
The tools will be placed on the table and will be collected one at a time by the customer. We will no longer hand them out to the customer. All tools would have been inspected and cleaned prior to your arrival.
Any damaged tools which can occur during throwing, will be placed on the table, the instructor will rectify the problem and re-sterilised it for the customer or just provide you with a replacement if possible?
Used tools place into buckets for cleaning after session.
Group step up to your line to throw.

Instructor will move to the side position as normal.
Instructor will have their own tools and target to throw at.
If all the group is from the same family household or their own social bubble, they can break their own distancing rule with each other but not with the instructor.
If a group with others, Social Distancing rule will be enforced.


Archery (for household groups and individuals)


Group size 8 per instructor
Our instructor will teach from the front of the range.
We will maintain 1 metres at all times while teaching 2 person per target.
When switching around, people will take their bows with them and allow the next archer into the space.
Bows placed on the side as normal – clean – check if surgical spirit will damage bow string?

Arrows will belong to one participant.

Groups will be assigned depending on whterh they are family, from the same household or their own social bubble.
Sessions, once a day or twice a day 1 hour gap between sessions?

If all the group is from the same family household or their own social bubble, they can break their own distancing rule with each other but not with the instructor. If a group with others, Social Distancing rule will be enforced.

 

Battle Archery SPECIAL

Maximum group size of 8 people per instructor

Our instructor will teach from a distance.

Session is only 90 minutes

Bows placed on the side as normal – clean – check if surgical spirit will damage bow string?

Everyone's hands will be sprayed with sanitazing spray before participating. Everyone will have to keep their own helmets on.

everyone's hands can be sprayed after each game?

Sessions only once a day. 

If all the group is from the same family household or their own social bubble, they can break their own distancing rule with each other but not with the instructor.If a group with others, Social Distancing rule will be enforced.


Other activities we could operate?

Air rifles
Group size 4-8 at a time
Space out range
Move the range
If all in the same family, they can break their own distancing rule but not with the instructor.

Air rifles sprayed and wiped down with surgical spirit

 

Gun range – time trials?
Splatmasters pistol and shotgun - paintballs or chalk-balls
Build and experiment
Max group – 2 per game zone


Trickshot Archery
Build 15 lanes
Max group – 1-4, spaced out lanes.
Use open area

Arm guard, bows and arrows sprayed and wiped down with surgical spirit

Closed activities until further notice (next review: June)

Battle archery
Closed until foreseeable future.
If larger groups allowed in the future?
Light conditions 1 session a day,
Extreme conditions, 1 session per week
Replace activity already booked in with something else?

Masks and arm guards will be washed in disinfectant and sprayed with surgical spirit.

Bows and arrows will be sprayed and wiped with surgical spirit

Collecting and using shared arrows presents the overall risk.


Aerial Archery
Closed until foreseeable future

Bows and arrows will be sprayed and wiped with surgical spirit
While shooting can be done at a safe distance, collecting the arrows and the foam disc presents the overall risk.

Staff information in coming back to work

Preparing to leave home
At present most retail cafés and coffee outlets are closed due to the lockdown, therefore, it is sensible to prepare food and drink at home before travelling to work and ensure you have a sufficient supply of hand sanitiser (minimum 60% alcohol based) and antibacterial wipes or a spray antibacterial cleaner so you can wipe handles and surfaces.


POINTS TO CONSIDER:
• Are you or any other members of your household showing signs of having COVID-19 or have been termed as high risk by the government, if so, DO NOT GO TO WORK.
• Wash hands before leaving.
• Keep your PPE in your own vehicle so that no one else uses it.
• Clean the inside of your vehicle including door handles, steering wheel, gear stick and indicator stalk prior to setting off.
• Have a documented procedure in place if you or one of your colleagues develop symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at your place of work.


Travelling to site
Unless you live with your co-workers, wherever possible workers should travel to site alone using their own transport.


POINTS TO CONSIDER:

• If possible, travel to your place of work on your own.
• Ensure there are parking arrangements for additional cars and vehicles.
• Ensure that all individuals clean their hands with hand sanitiser (minimum 60% alcohol based) prior to getting into the vehicle.
• Maintain as much ventilation as possible whilst traveling by opening the windows.
• Have disposable gloves or hand sanitiser (minimum 60% alcohol based) available in the vehicle to protect/clean your hands in case you need to fill up with fuel during your journey.
• Do not make any unnecessary stops during your journey, ensure that you travel to work with what they need.
• When arriving at your place of work ensure that you wash their hands for 20 seconds using hand sanitiser before getting out of the vehicle.
• Clean the inside of your vehicle cab including door handles, steering wheel, gear stick and indicator stalk.
• If you need to utilise public transport to get to your place of work, please travel at off peak times.

 

Accessing the site
Depending on the amount of trades working on the project, stagger the working times for each trade as to not cause a bottleneck at the site gates. All workers should wash and clean their hands before entering or leaving the site. Allow plenty of space for people entering site, maintaining a 2 m distance and take your own pen so you can sign into site or ensure any pen used for multiple sign-ins is cleaned before the next worker signs in. Site inductions, daily briefings and toolbox talks will need to ensure that participants can maintain social distancing; if possible, these inductions and briefings could be done outside, although it’s important to check to ensure everyone can hear and that everyone has understood.


POINTS TO CONSIDER:
• Use signage to reinforce the two-metre distancing.
• Temporary floor markings, such as warning tape, floor paint can help operatives maintain the 2 m
• Site access and egress points to be supervised to ensure that social distancing and cleaning is maintained.
• Wash hands when entering and leaving site.
• Stagger start and finish times by 1-2 hour per activity.
• If you only have one instructor on site, have one individual that locks and unlocks the site and cabins in the morning and locks them at night ensuring that all surfaces and handles are cleaned prior to leaving.
• If you only have one instructor on site and you need to notify the owner that you are on site,
consider other ways of notification like text or email rather than a face to face conversation.
• Regularly clean common contact surfaces such as sign-in points especially during peak times.

• Plan deliveries so that they are not around peak times and where possible, the delivery driver
should remain in his vehicle during unloading.

 

Increasing hygiene on site:

Whilst working on-site there needs to be an increased hygiene regime; additional hand washing facilities to the usual welfare facilities may need to be added. If it’s not possible to add extra hand washing facilities, then an alcohol-based hand sanitiser needs to be provided. Enhanced cleaning procedures should be in place across the site, particularly in communal areas and at touch points including:
• Taps and washing facilities.
• Toilet flush and seats.
• Door handles and push plates.
• Hand tools. Hand tools should not be shared between operatives if possible.
• Mobile phones. Wearing gloves whilst working should be mandatory and hands should be cleaned before and after use.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands or with your gloves on. In addition to the increased hygiene regime it also needs to be adequately supervised to ensure compliance with the revised guidelines.


Toilet facilities: CURRENTLY NO TOILET FACILITY ON SITE
The number of people using toilet facilities at any one time will need to be restricted and you should wash your hands before and after using the facilities. Enhanced cleaning regimes for toilet facilities particularly door handles, locks and the toilet flush needs to be implemented. Portable chemical toilets should be avoided wherever possible, but where their use can’t be avoided, these should be cleaned and emptied more frequently.


POINTS TO CONSIDER:
• Restrict the number of people using toilet facilities at any one time.
• Use signage, such as floor markings, to ensure two metre distance is maintained between people
when queuing to use the facilities.
• Consider closing off urinals and sinks so that operatives cannot stand next to each other whilst
using the facilities.
• Ensure you wash or sanitise hands before and after using the facilities.
• Enhance the cleaning regime for the toilet facilities, especially if using a portable chemical toilet.
• Ensure an adequate supply of hand towels.
• If you are utilising the toilet facilities within an occupied live building have you agreed a suitable
safe process with the building owner/tenant?
• Rubbish bins for hand towels should be provided along with an enhanced removal and disposal process.
• If utilising a portaloo provide cleaning wipes within the loo so that the users can wipe them down prior to leaving.
If you restrict the number of operatives inside the toilet facilities at any one time, you need to assess whether further toilet facilities required to ensure that you comply with CDM regulations.

Eating arrangements:
The workforce should stay on site once they have entered it. Bringing your own food and drink from home is the sensible choice. Dedicated eating areas should be identified on site to reduce food waste and contamination. All operatives utilising the eating area should sit two metres apart from each other whilst eating and avoid all contact. All areas used for eating must be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each break and shift, including chairs, door handles, and payment devices.

 

POINTS TO CONSIDER:
• Increase the number or size of facilities available on site if possible.
• All workers should be encouraged to clean their hands before and after eating.
• Break times should be staggered to reduce congestion.
• Drinking water should be provided with enhanced cleaning measures of the tap mechanism introduced.
• Hand cleaning facilities or hand sanitiser should be available at the entrance of any room where people eat.
• A distance of two metres should be maintained between users, wherever possible.
• All rubbish should be put straight in the bin and not left for someone else to clear up.
• If you are eating in a vehicle then hands should be cleaned before and after eating including all surfaces and controls that have been touched prior to leaving the vehicle.
In addition to the increased hygiene regime it also needs to be adequately supervised to ensure compliance with the revised guidelines.


First aid requirements
If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of coronavirus or you can’t get the first aid training you need, there are some things you can do so that you still comply with the law. You should review your first aid needs assessment and decide if you can still provide the cover needed for the workers that are present and the activities that they are doing:
• Ensure you keep enough first aid cover.
• Share first aid cover with over trades working on the same site.
• Stop or reduce higher risk activities.
The primary responsibility is to preserve life and first aid should be administered if required and until the emergency services attend.
• When planning site activities, the provision of adequate first aid resources must be agreed between the relevant parties on site.

• Emergency plans including contact details should be kept up to date.
• Consideration must also be given to potential delays in emergency services response, due to the current pressure on resources.

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