The Tunnel Re-Opening

Hello to all members of the Barry Shooting Centre.

Dates:  Re-opening 5th May, 2021 for normal Wed, Sat, Sun.

NEW ADDED Shooting Day:  From 11th of May, 2021 - Tuesdays 4pm to 8pm.

With the re-opening of The Tunnel as the Government relaxes the lockdown measures, there are several changes that will make the re-opening difficult at the start.  Please make sure you read all the details below before making a booking request.  We appreciate your patience during this transitional time as we get back to the "new normal".

  1.  If you are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms, fever - STAY HOME and isolate per the government regulations/laws.
  2. Washing/Sanitiser will be available at the entrance of The Tunnel.
  3. We further suggest that ALL members carry their own antibacterial wipes to increase their safety and that of fellow members
  4. The "members lounge" will be closed at this time.  The WC/toilets will be open and available.
  5. YOU MUST BOOK YOUR SHOOT using our Booking Request page.
  6. If you can't manage to book online, you can call 07513-162-794 5-6pm M-F and book your shoot with Chris.

(If you require to shoot at a particular range then please check availability of shooting positions. You will not be able to change your firing post once at the Range)

At present members may book only one slot per week.  Hopefully, this will be expanded as the Range returns to a more “normal” situation.

The space outside the main entrance may be utilised for smoking and as a waiting point for those waiting to enter the range. (Social distancing to be maintained) An all-weather cover, a tarpaulin rigged over the entrance will help facilitate this.

Before entry, the member’s temperature will be taken and the member will be required to enter their details on a Track & Test form at the entrance.

The Range has a maximum number of persons allowed.

You will not be allowed inside until the previous shooters have departed. The only exemption is for those shooters wishing to purchase ammunition prior to shooting. They may be allowed entry to the shop to purchase ammunition then have to wait outside until Range is clear.

Given that the 1-hour slot requires time to enter the Range, Set up, place targets, shoot and retrieve targets prior to leaving it is essential that all actions are prompt and without delay.

What to bring: Your rifle, gear, target stickers, MASK, Surgical-type gloves, eye protection, minor tools (for sighting in a rifle for example) - Masks and Gloves will be available for a nominal fee.

What not to bring: Multiple rifles, bulky/large items, open food/drink (keep it in the car)

Club rifles will require regular deep cleaning and sterilisation so may not be so readily available. All efforts will be made to ensure that club guns will be available for new members but please be patient.

Shooting Detail procedures:

Arrival: Ideally you get to the premises 40mins beforehand. Please park, check that you have all the necessary gear ready per the guidelines above, and check with an RCO/RSO at the door to check you off for your booking appt. The staging area will be shown to you as each person will have to enter with the conditions of a 2m social distancing at all times. Your Mask must be worn at all times while within the premises.

Staging: Minutes before your slot, members must be staged outside of the door, ready to enter with their gear, and get to your assigned bench. You will only be allowed entry once the other shooters have departed.

Unpacking: This will take place at your bench where your rifle, target dots, gear is where all your items will be stored. Special targets, should be already prepared before arrival at the premises.

Unpacked rifles will be placed In the firing point rack maintaining your social distance, safety flag shown. Do not touch your rifle while targets are being setup.

To help prevent the spread of the COVID 19 Virus, All members must bring their own Ear Defenders and Staplers.  A club stapler would be considered contaminated by multiple uses and cannot be safely used. It is, however, intended to have a few for sale should you forget your stapler.

Setup/Targets: The RCO/RSO will tell all shooters to get their targets up. In an organized fashion, members will proceed to do this whilst maintaining social distancing. You will be given a short time to walk down the range and keep your distance, staple your targets (using your own stapler)

At the target boards 25, 50, 100, 150 & 200 yards a spray bottle of disinfectant will be stationed. It is required that prior to their use that the boards are sprayed to avoid cross-contamination. Your assistance with this will be greatly appreciated.

It is imperative that all actions are prompt in order to avoid delays to fellow members

Shoot:  Once everyone has returned, and is confirmed ready, the RCO/RSO will instruct to carry on.

Every 60 minutes slot will be broken down to 3 x 15 minute shoots. This allows shooters to check/renew targets whilst their rifles are cooling

The RCO will sound the siren to STOP shooting. When heard stop shooting, unload, and make your rifle safe.

The RCO will advise when to place your rifles in the rack.

Leaving the Range

Once you are done, place your rifle with your rifle flag in your breech, ready to be inspected.

Raise your hand when you are ready for the RCO/RSO to check your rifle.

After your rifle is cleared, please pack your gear and be ready to exit.

In order to maintain social distancing, the RCO will instruct you to leave by calling your firing point numbers – “Number 6, Number 5, etc in order to avoid grouping up.

As soon as you leave the Range, leave the same way that you came in bearing in mind that the next group of shooters will be waiting outside ready to enter.

Food & drink will not be available so if you require drinks or food please bring your own

All of the above have been put in place in order to open the Range at the earliest possible opportunity whilst maintaining your safety. The Rules are subject to change as we adapt & respond to the needs of the Members. A lot has been done to achieve the re-opening so please be tolerant and patient as we ALL adapt to this unfortunate situation.