Date: 18th March 2020 Time: 16:40
I would like to confirm we have regrettably had to cancel the 2020 Junior International in line with Government advice and guidance. This decision reflects our determination to play our part in minimising the risk of infection from the spread of Coronavirus. In addition to domestic circumstances we have also taken into account the global situation and not least of all restrictions on International travel.
Date: 17th March 2020 Time: 19.00
Understandably a number of clubs have contacted the Association to seek opinion in what they should do in terms of opening. The impact of Coronavirus on sport in the United Kingdom has been considerable at all levels from elite sport to community based activity. As a National Governing Body we have been monitoring the situation, Government advice and the Prime Minister’s briefings and have made a decision about what we should do in relation to NSRA facilities.
Date: 17th March 2020 Time: 16:55
In response to the developing situation with Coronavirus and to follow Government advice, I have decided the Lord Roberts Centre and all of the businesses therein will close at 11.00pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020 and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. I believe this is the best course of action at the present time considering the circumstances.
This will mean the NSRA Shop will also be closed but online sales will continue and be managed remotely, albeit not for firearms and ammunition. Bisley Sports Wholesale will operate in the same way.
Statement from NSS organisers:
Following the Government announcement that all ‘mass gatherings’ would not be supported by the emergency services, and that the general public should only make essential trips out, we have had no alternative than to postpone the date of the show in May.
A PLAN FOR ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE
Several months ago we launched the first stage of a Membership Consultation Process. This was intended to share ideas with you about how we should respond to the challenge of becoming a National Governing Body that is fully fit for purpose and capable of leading you and our Sport in meeting the demands of the 2020’s and beyond. Our success in doing so will enable us to do so much more as an Association. Originally launched as the Membership Transformation Project it was a genuine attempt to start an ongoing conversation. This eventually would lead to an implementation phase but only with the support, understanding and goodwill of the majority of the NSRA Membership.
Notice of Cancellation:
Having considered the developing situation with regard to Coronavirus we have decided it is important to take a sensible approach and cancel the Shooting Council Meeting planned for Saturday 28th March 2020.
As you are aware things are changing on a daily basis. Having monitored all of the information made available by the Government and key agencies such as Public Health England and the World Health Organisation, the Association feels
The National Smallbore Rifle Association have been planning for the potential escalation of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and closely monitoring updates from the statutory authorities and Chief Medical Officers.
We are determined that it will be Open Normal Hours at Lord Roberts Centre, but instigating procedures to mitigate the risk of exposure to the virus for shooters, visitors and our staff.
The Spring issue of On Target magazine will be available shortly featuring reports, interviews and much more....
If your club has been affected by the ravages of Storm Ciara then help could be at hand. Sport England has invited community sports organisations to apply for grant assistance up to £5000 for emergency repairs. More information and how to apply can be found by using the following link.
The NSRA is currently identifying other potential assistance across all regions of the UK.