Covid 19 FAQs
Please find below a list of FAQs regarding our Covid-19 regulations for visiting us. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us. We advise that everyone follows the government guidelines for their area, and that these may change at any point as new guidance is issued.
What is the maximum group size for shooting and in the café?
From our reopening on March 29th you will be able to shoot in a maximum group size of 6 people from different households, or two households.
Please be aware that the group sizes include all children and spectators, and when you are on site we ask that you do not mix with any other group we have on site.
Do I need to pre-book shooting?
From our reopening on March 29th you do not need to pre-book for practice clays, you may book a skeet or trap range if you would like to use one though and to do this please call in advance of your visit and we can check the availability. To view our upcoming competitions please see our shooting events page.
We have plenty of space around the site, so please feel free to use all of the stands that are open if one of them is busy then you may use another stand. If you do need to wait then please make sure you allow the group shooting plenty of space to use the stand and collect their belongings.
Do I have to wear a face covering?
Under current covid-19 guidance face covering are required throughout our clubhouse, and they must be worn when you come to sign in. If you are exempt for any reason please let a member of staff know upon arrival. You do not have to wear one when you are outside, but please respect a 2m social distance around the entire site.
This does include if you are popping in to use the restrooms, or if you are going to get a take away from the café.
Do you operate track & trace?
We do operate a track and trace system, and we take these details from you upon sign in. We also have the QR codes for the NHS app available to scan in our reception and café.
Can I book experience sessions?
Sadly, due to the current guidelines in place our health and safety advisors have not been able to find a way for us to do these sessions. This is due to the close contact nature of these sessions between instructors and clients a safe distance cannot be maintained, we are also unable to sanitise equipment to a high enough level to mitigate the risk. We are hopeful we will be able to offer these again soon, and this will be updated when we can or as things change.
Can I book lessons?
We are currently able to offer lessons to those of an intermediate and above level who have their own equipment and they are now only available on a one-to-one basis. Unfortunately, we cannot do lessons for those below this level as our instructors would need to be able to get closer to them then safe distances will allow. To book an intermediate level or to enquire please contact us
Please do not bring anyone else along with you to your lesson, if you do they will be asked to remain in your vehicle for the duration of your session.
If you would like to teach at Eriswell Lodge please see our information page on this – again from December 27th 2020 onwards all external instructors will only be able to teach on a one-to-one basis.
Can I bring non-license holders with me?
We are still covered by a section 11(6) exemption which means license holders are able to bring along non-license holders and by doing so they take responsibility for them. However, due to social distancing measures please ensure that they are of a level where you do not need to be in any close contact with them unless they are from your household. You will need to remain 2m away from them at all times so they must be competent in safe gun handling, also please consider the sanitisation of any shared equipment.
It is your responsibility to make sure your party remain safe and are following our shooters agreement and covid-19 guidelines.
Can I hire a golf buggy?
Golf buggies are still available to hire, and we are sanitising them between uses. Please be aware that you will not be able to share them with anyone from another household or bubble due to social distancing.
Can I hire a gun?
At this time, we are currently not hiring out our shotguns, as we are unable to sanitise them to a suitable level between handlers.
How can I pay?
We are currently accepting both card and cash payments, with card payments being heavily preferred.
Someone I know is shooting in a competition you are holding, can I come and spectate?
At this time we are heavily restricted in our group sizes so we would ask that you do not come along to spectate at competitions as this may then mean the group exceeds the limits.
Please be aware that social distancing must be maintained around the entire ground, including in the car park. Hand sanitisers can be found throughout the ground and clubhouse.
Our usual shooting rules do still apply.