Limited Access Now Available

The restrictions have been eased for regional areas. 

The Attached table of restrictions highlights the changes. 

What this means for our members is: 

Inside ranges closed    eg: Air Pistol Closed  –   all other ranges are open

No competition             eg: Target Shoot Only – sign in with TS 

20 people per facility    eg: 10 per range with a trainer , observing social distancing 

Club open Wednesday and Saturday as per usual   –        

Club guns available by prior arrangement – email communication only 

Given Victoria has already experienced more Covid Lockdown Days than 2020, we anticipate an exemption for participation this year. 

However to date we have not officially been advised of any exemption.   

We look forward to meeting with you on the range, and endeavour staying in touch as information comes to hand.  

iCore Sunday 27th June 2020

Going forward the Club intends to use PractiScore for all VAPA Practical, iCore and IPSC matches.  We ask that, if possible, in advance of each match you register using a link which will be provided below.  This will allow for a quick set up for scoring on the day, and will help us know in advance how many will be attending.

When registering you do need to have a PractiScore account.

The link below is for the upcoming iCore match on Sunday 27th June.

https://practiscore.com/bpc-icore-27-june-2021/register

When you press the link it will ask you for some basic information – name, email and VAPA number.  We suggest for privacy reasons that you use your VAPA number as your surname.  For example Joe Smith with VAPA number 1234 would enter 1234 as surname, and Joe as first name.  The results will then show them as “1234, Joe”.

The link above is only for the iCore match on Sunday 27th June.  I will be sending links a week in advance of each match. 

Club Access Update

Restrictions have further eased in a regional Victoria. Community sport is now open for all ages, training and competition. Please note you cannot travel intro metropolitan Melbourne (unless for work).

Club events will now resume subject to the following caps:

– Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

– Maximum venue capacity 150 people, including no more than 50 indoors

– Maximum group size: 20 people

Enjoy and stay safe

Club open with limited access

Restrictions have been changed in Regional Victoria effective today. Consequently we are able to provide limited access to the Club.

All indoor ranges are closed. This means Air Pistol is closed until further notice.

Outdoor ranges and site access are available to Club Members subject to the following restrictions:

A maximum patron cap of 50 people per venue (At the Club)

Group sizes to a maximum of 10 people. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm    (10 per range)

All competitions are cancelled Ranges are open for training purpose only for adults. 

A mask is not required outside unless 1.5 distance cannot be maintained. 

Fortunately these restrictions will hopefully be eased by next Thursday the 10th of June. 

We will keep members informed.  

Club Closure

The Club is closed until further notice.

Victoria will enter a 7-day lockdown from 11:59pm 27th May until 11:59pm Thursday 3rd June. As a result the Club will be closed during this period.

We will update on the situation closer to 3rd June regarding re-opening.

Thank you

COVID-19 Update

New Victorian restrictions were provided by the Public Health Commander in the ‘Restricted Activity Directions (Victoria) (No 2)’ document released on 22 November 2020. Based on regulation ‘Restricted Activity Directions (Victoria) (No 2) and advice from VAPA the following are effective immediately.

Range operation

· Do not attend if you are unwell

· Observe social distancing and good hygiene

· Face mask/covering must be worn according to DHHS requirements

No mask required outside or when participation on indoor ranges

NORI’s or Club safety course require masks if 1.5 distance can’t be achieved

· Nori’s are allowed

· Club run Safety Course will recommence

· Shared Guns need to be wiped/cleaned between shooters

Indoor Ranges/building

An indoor space means an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are open or closed. Therefore, the following areas will have a 1 person per 4 sqm density :

· Club house

· Range 9 Air Shed

· Range 3 (undercover firing line

· Range 4 (undercover firing line)

· Range 5 (undercover 50m firing line)

Range Rules (Stage 3 restrictions)

Stage 3 restrictions were provided by the Public Health Commander in the ‘Restricted Activity Directions (Non-Melbourne) (No 5)’ document released on 16th September 2020. 

Based on regulation Restricted Activity Directions (Non-Melbourne) (No 5) , this is now what the club can offer to members.. 

Range Entry

·       Do not attend if you are unwell 

·       Observe social distancing and good hygiene

·       Face mask/covering must be worn according to DHHS requirements

·       Range access remains open to key holding member

·       Range open for competitions max 10 participants

·       Gate remains locked while range in use 

·       No NORI’s

Range Capacity

There cannot be more than 10 persons at the club at any one time, but they can all compete in a competition on the same range or spread across multiple ranges

Signing in

·       Member bring their own pen

·       When signing in put an arrival and departure time

Indoor Ranges/building

Define as: indoor space means an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are open or closed.

Therefore, the following areas must be closed:

·       Club house

·       Range 9 Air Shed

Compliant Ranges/ building

·       Range 1 Open

·       Range 2 Open 

·       Range 3 (Cannot use from undercover – use from 15m forward)

·       Range 4 (Cannot use the undercover firing line, must be outside)

·       Range 5 (Cannot use from undercover, use from 25m forward)

·       Range 6 (Cannot use from undercover, use from 25m forward – with a mobile Baffle)

·       Range 7 Open 

·       Range 8 Open 

·       Range 10 Open 

·       Range 11 Open 

·       Range 12 Open 

·       Back ranges are open; sign needs to be displayed. Stating “Front ranges closed whilst back ranges are in use”

Toilet block is open

Should you arrive at the club, there are already 10 members. Please park, and make your presence known to those on the range.  There are no time limits in place, however simple courtesy should make way for all shooters to enjoy turn taking.  

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email. Stay well. 

Regards, 

Committee of Management 

Firearm License Holders and Compliance With COVID-19

The Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD) continually assess the suitability for individuals to hold a firearm licence. It is expected that if you hold a firearm licence you are aware of the firearm safety standards to keep yourself, your family and others around you safe.

The LRD would like to remind all firearm licence holders that they must follow each of the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO’s) directives which are currently in place to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and keep the community safe. Where a firearm licence holder has contravened any restrictions, they may be breaching their licence conditions.

Victoria Police takes breaches of licence conditions and CHO restrictions seriously. Blatant and deliberate disregard of the CHO directions endangers public safety and calls into question a licence holders suitability to be licensed in an area that requires a strong emphasis on safety.

Should a licence holder blatantly and deliberately breach the CHO’s restrictions, your licence can be suspended, cancelled or may be subject to a reprimand which could harm any future licensing.

If you are unsure around what activities are permitted under the CHO’s directives, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website or phone the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

https://www.police.vic.gov.au/firearms-industry-news