COVID19: Return to Sport Protocol

Updated June 25, 2021
On Wednesday June 23 the provincial government announced the loosening of COVID-19 public health restrictions beginning at 12:01 AM Saturday June 26. Working with our partners in Sport Manitoba and the Provincial Government we have updated the Archery Manitoba “Return to Play” Protocol.
The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, spectators, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Archery Manitoba.
Archery Manitoba, in partnership with Sport Manitoba and Archery Canada has developed a “Return to Sport” Protocol specific to archery, outlining the safe, provincial specific protocols to resume archery activities, events and programs. The return to sport protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Government of Manitoba. This document, in addition to Covid-19 user waivers,  allows clubs a method to resume activities while public health restrictions are in place .
A summary of the recent changes from version 5.2 to 5.3 are as follows:
  • Club Shoots – Groups of up to 25 people are permitted. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 25 archers/participants, as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. Please note coaches and officials are not included in the group count of 25. (this includes both registered and non registered club events).
  • Recreational Archery – activity at outdoor ranges up to 25 people per group. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 25 archers/participants, as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. (This includes league nights and outdoor mailmatch).
  • Indoor Activity is permitted to a maximum of 5 people.

  • Archery Lessons and Day Camps – Groups of 20 people can proceed. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 20 archers/participants. as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. Program leaders (coaches) are not included in the group count. 
  • Archery Team Programming –  Groups of 25 are permitted. In the case a site has multiple ranges of courses, each area of the site can host up to 25 archers/participants, as long as each cohort does not interact at any time. Program leaders (coaches) are not included in the group count.
  • Spectators/Parents – A group of up to 25 spectators are permitted to be on site. Spectators must ensure social distancing from other spectators from outside their household. Spectators must stay within the spectator areas. Spectators and Participants are not permitted to mingle or physically interact for the duration of the event/competition/program.
  • Masks – Non-medical masks must be worn outdoors during registration, equipment inspection, scoring ends and at any time as directed by an official on the field of play. Non-medical masks must be worn indoors at all times.
The document full is linked below for reference.
Updated May 11, 2021
Following a revised Public Health Order from the Province of Manitoba effective May 9, 2021 at 12:01 am, Archery Manitoba will be postponing all provincially sanctioned events up to May 31. This includes the Sanford 3D Shoot, Selkirk 720 rounds and Flatlanders 720 rounds.
Outdoor clubs and ranges can continue to operate under the following guidelines listed below and outlined in the Archery Manitoba Return to Sport Protocol (linked below).
Outdoor Clubs and ranges can resume with recreational activities, if adhering to the following:
Target & Pole Archery Ranges – Max 5 people per range/pole on site of the facility, this includes the archers and club volunteers combined.
3D/Field Courses – A 3D Course currently permits up to 3 people per target, assuming all participants can maintain 2 meters of separation at all times. In addition, access to the course must be organized by time slots. Drop-in and shot gun start are not permitted unless max group size is 5 people on site total.

The health and safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, spectators, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Archery Manitoba.
Archery Manitoba, in partnership with Sport Manitoba and Archery Canada has developed a “Return to Sport” Protocol specific to archery, outlining the safe, provincial specific protocols to resume archery activities, events and programs. The return to sport protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Government of Manitoba. This document, in addition to Covid-19 user waivers,  allows clubs a method to resume activities while public health restrictions are in place . The document is linked below for reference.
Utilizing the Archery Manitoba Return to Sport Protocol and Covid-19 Waivers, clubs are permitted to resume Archery Manitoba Sanctioned Club Events starting Friday June 12, 2020.
In addition to the Archery Manitoba Return to Sport Protocol, Archery Manitoba will require all participants of sanctioned events and programs to submit a waiver and covid-19 declaration. The waivers (assumption of risk for minors) and declaration are linked below for reference.
EVENT UPDATE: 
Archery Manitoba worked with clubs in 2020 with to support sanctioned 3D & Target events. As we plan for the 2021 outdoor season, clubs should be aware that our organization is here to assist in planning and execution of sanctioned events if support is needed. This assistance includes modifying the event process to ensure that range capacity is kept within government regulations, registration, ensure social distancing is being practiced and appropriate resources and signage are in place to keep everyone safe and informed.
A summary of necessary event modifications include:
  • Mandatory pre-registration and pre-payment
  • Shotgun start times (no drop ins)
  • Max three (3) shooters per target (scoring group) (3D & Field)
  • Max two archers per butt on separate lines (target)

Stay posted to the Archery Manitoba Events Calendar for online registration and details coming soon!

SANFORD RANGE UPDATE: 
Sanford Range will remain closed to general membership free access until further notice. Archery Manitoba is currently working enhance the range and provide additional resources for general membership to access when re-opened.
During this time, provincial programming and use of the range by Flatlanders Archery Club will be permitted.

NOTICE: OUT OF PROVINCE ARCHERS
Please note, that while Archery Manitoba and it’s member clubs are not restricting the involvement of any archers from out of province, the Government of Manitoba is currently requiring that all persons entering the province self isolate for 14 days. The official statement is listed below with a link to the State of Emergency:
TO: All persons entering or arriving in Manitoba, including persons entering or arriving from other provinces and territories in Canada
Order to self-isolate upon arrival in Manitoba
Upon entering or arriving in Manitoba, you must travel directly to your home, hotel or other residence where you intend to reside or stay in Manitoba and must, except as permitted by this Order, stay at that location for 14 days, or for the duration of your stay if it is less than 14 days.
Archery Manitoba is advising members not travel out of province for any upcoming events in the foreseeable future. We will continue to work with Sport Manitoba and Archery Canada to monitor government public health orders to inform our membership on an ongoing basis.  To stay informed as this situation develops, please subscribe to our email newsletter, or follow us on Facebook & Instagram for recent Sport Manitoba & Archery Canada Updates listed below:Archery Canada
April 2, 2020 Update 
Archery Canada officially cancels the Canada Cup and the Canadian Outdoor Archery Championships

Sport Manitoba
April 28, 2020 Update

Coaching During Covid-19

Province of Manitoba Updates

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