I hope I find that you and your club members are safe and well, during this current crisis. The health and wellbeing of the Berkshire membership, and their families, is the number one priority.
The current lockdown and social distancing measures are due to be reviewed in early May. But there is speculation on the level and timescales of easing of restrictions. In addition, the chief medical officer has already indicated that Social Distancing in one form or another will continue for some months.
With the uncertainty of the easing of the restrictions the Berkshire Archery Association Executive Committee and the Outdoor Tournament Organizer have reviewed the Berkshire County Outdoor Championships, planned for July 2020 at Sonning.
A great deal of the preparation work has already been completed, including range registration and ArcheryGB Record Status fees paid. A review at this point was made before further organizational details were progressed. But with the level of uncertainly of the progression of the pandemic,unknown social distancing and hygiene requirements, the likelihood of other parallel events and people's availability, the BAA Executive Committee have decided to postpone the Outdoor County Champs till July 2021.
We hope you understand the reasons for the postponement. We will continue to monitor the government and ArcheryGB guidance for Archery in Berkshire, and it could be an opportunity other clubs to consider their ranges for a future event
Our next BAA Committee meeting is due on 4th June 2020, which we will hold as a virtual meeting. Details will be circulated mid-May. Of course the Outdoor Champs will be discussed.