Shooting with Covid-19
Updated May 26th. The Essex S.G. is available to book via this page, please read ALL OF IT CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING. The Sunday venues will remain closed for at least the next few weeks. If everyone respects social distancing and the new procedures then hopefully over time we can get back to normality.
If you feel unwell, have been told to shield yourself, or you are supposed to be isolating, do not come.
If you are one of the small minority who thinks social distancing isn’t necessary (and thinks 2m is closer to 20cm), do not come to any of our shoots please, we don’t want you there.
Travel independently unless with an immediate family member (same household). When you arrive park 2m away from the nearest vehicle. If the car park has no obvious parking place available, use the big grass field on the right as you drive in, again 2m away from anyone else. You are welcome to use the big grass field anyway if you prefer.
Groups to be limited to two shooters. If from the same household one can use the buttons to release targets for each other. If from different households you’ll need to use the solo delay. You cannot button for each other while still maintaining social distancing. When you book in on the day you'll be offered a hand sanitiser dispenser to borrow, to take with you around the course. We also have disposable gloves you can use for button pushing, please ask for them on the day if required.
Bring PPE with you if you wish, gloves, wipes etc. as you’ll require.
Pay by card or bring exact cash for the round if possible. Clays are still 28p each at the Essex S.G. , cartridges from £6 per 25. Contact less payment limit has been increased to £45.
Bring your own drinks and snacks. Please consume these in your car or next to your car, as there will be no catering available of any kind. Take your rubbish home with you.
There will be bins on the layouts for cartridge boxes and spent cases only.
Bring the minimal amount of kit to carry. Most of the benches have been moved to avoid congestion.
When you’ve finished shooting, settle your account and go home please.
There will be no scorecards, pens, or scoreboards available. You must either use your own or use an app on your phone.
The skeet range will be available only to book by the hour, max group of 2 shooters + 1 gloved button pusher, minimum charge of 100 clays per hour, 50 each if there are 2 shooters.
Do not enter the skeet range unless you’ve booked it. Do not queue at the skeet range either please.
There will be no lessons available until social distancing is completely removed. Coaching is not permitted under any circumstances.
You will not be able bring non-license holders to use your guns.
You cannot share guns with anyone outside of your own household, or pick up other guests' guns.
You will be able to bring one non-license holder from your own household to release the targets for you if required if you are on your own. Additional family/friends will not be permitted.
We will not be lending anyone any guns, earmuffs, safety glasses or anything at all.
We will not require membership cards for the foreseeable future, you will need to complete the booking form below at least 24 hours ( 72 hours ideally ) before you attend, just your name on the day will be required to get a counter.
You will be expected to check this page, read and understand any new procedures/restrictions before you visit any of the venues, each and every time until further notice.
We will change what we can to make every shoot run as smoothly as possible. This is a work in progress and any useful suggestions are always welcome.
Undoubtedly we’ll need to limit the customers on the layouts at any one time.
This will be done by limiting the number of counters available at any one time & operating a booking system.
To book in please complete the form below, you can book for up to 6 days in advance only.
In the interests of fairness you will only get the chance to book in either arrive very late or not at all once. After that you are welcome to arrive later and wait for a counter if necessary.
You’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours most of the time. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early, we’re planning on opening the gate earlier, but no shooting can start until we’re allowed to.
The booking times available are as follows: updates will appear here ASAP as places are booked.
Wednesdays, Thursdays & the alternate Saturdays 11am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm SHOOTING MUST STOP BEFORE 3PM
Fridays 12pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm SHOOTING MUST STOP BEFORE 4PM
May 27th 11am start FULLY BOOKED, request only a later start time please
You are quite welcome to call 07768 742117 from your car and ask if you can shoot or ask how busy it is before you start your journey.
Feel free to email any questions to us. email@example.com
Please don't send Olly text messages to book as glasses are required to read them nowadays! He can’t tally up text messages with the online diary like he can emails, he’s a much better shooter than he is a texter…
The skeet range is the only range that requires a separate booking. Due to only 1 skeet range open & only 4 bookings per day, suggest putting 1st, 2nd & 3rd choice options on emails to avoid complete disappointment, bookings confirmed in date & time order of emails received. Below is current skeet range available start times updated on May 24th
Skeet range Wednesday May 27 12pm, 2pm
Skeet range Thursday May 28 11am
Skeet range Friday May 29 2pm 3pm
Skeet range Saturday May 30 11am