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Alert Level 2

May 13th 2020

Hi to all our Clubs, Associations, and Members,

In the current, rapidly changing COVID-19 environment, your Executive has been trying to keep up to date with all the changes and the implications for our Clubs and members.

I would like to thank all the Executive members who have assisted our Executive Officer to draft and revise the numerous documents we have prepared for you all, together with the time they spent in our many Zoom meetings.

Please accept that our efforts and interpretations of the COVID rules have been done with the best intentions to provide the correct information. When in doubt or we were unsure, we have erred on the side of caution.

The COVID-19 documents cover:

  • TSNZ COVID-19 Guidance – 13 May 2020
  • TSNZ COVID-19 Range Safety Plan – a template for Clubs/Associations
  • COVID-19 Contact tracing information
  • COVID-19 Contact tracing register

These documents are generally self-explanatory and are designed to assist the Clubs get ready for shooting again (see below for links to these documents).

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS - In addition, with the likelihood of moving to Level 1 in the not-too-distant future, we have reviewed the shooting calendar and the possibility of extending this year’s shooting programme.  We have attached two draft calendars for consideration - on these the Champs matches missed at the start of the season have been transferred in their same order to later in the year. This is still very much a work-in-progress, and we invite your feedback on this if your Champs match is one of those affected.  Please note that there is still the option of any Championship match remaining as cancelled if this is what the organisers prefer, or even to run the match as an “online by distance” version.

We also hope to extend and add to our Postal competitions, and will be providing more details in the near future. 

Remember that your subscriptions and fees are still vitally important to enable us to support you, so please keep them coming in.

I would also like to thank everyone for their support of TSNZ’s efforts to keep you all safe and shooting, as soon as possible.

Thanks again and safe shooting.

Steve O'Donnell
TSNZ President




ALERT LEVEL 2 - the detail:


Note that if you want to run an event in an “online by distance” version, the Executive would like to approve this in advance.  Date changes for Champs will also need to be coordinated through the TSNZ office, and of course the plan may change further depending on when the move to Alert Level 1 happens.

Scores for Grading – if the indoor season is extended to cover the match date changes, then the dates for scores to be included in the Shooters Performance Card for grading will also be extended.  More on this later.

CLUB GEAR – with there be no sharing of equipment at Alert Level 2, your Club may need more gloves or slings to cope.  TSNZ Trading has a great deal available during May – see the  COVID Special offer .

FUNDING – the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund applications are now open, and Clubs and Associations can apply for up to $1,000 for fixed costs during April to June.  However, if the Association owns the Range and has larger fixed costs related to this, they may be able to apply for the next level up (up to $40,000) – if this is relates to your range, you can contact the TSNZ office to discuss this.

Applications need to be made through your closest Sport NZ Regional Trust – click here to find out which applies to you, then go to their website for further information:  https://sportnz.org.nz/about-us/who-we-are/how-we-invest/regional-sports-trusts/

If you have any questions about any of this information, please get in touch with the TSNZ Office.