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

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As a member of the NSRA you will have recently received a letter dated 19th November 2018 regarding your membership renewal. To clarify, this is simply notification of changes to your renewal dates that will be happening in the next 12 months. You do not need to take any action at this time. You will be sent further information when your renewal is due.

We are moving towards reinstating a common renewal date for all members. This process is the first step to achieving this aim.

Following the successful pilot project for online shooting clubs, all applications for approval (new or renewal) should be submitted directly to the Home Office via the web portal, at the link below. This applies to all clubs in England and Wales. Applications will only be accepted by the Home Office, and should no longer be sent directly to the police.

The NSRA acts as “sponsor” for people wishing to bring their firearms to mainland Britain to shoot in NSRA events. The Association administers the applications in conjunction with Surrey Police who issue the Visitor’s Permit.

Due to issues involving visitors to Britain in other Police Authorities, there have been some changes to the way the Police are administering this service.

April 2018

New General Data Protection Regulations

The new General Data Protection Regulations are now in place, with a date for compliance set at 25th May 2018. By this date it will be necessary for all clubs and associations to be operating in alignment with the new legislation. This is basically explained in the attached document NSRA GDPR Guidance for Clubs and Associations which is also available on the NSRA website.

The Home Office is to review airgun legislation following two tragic cases in which airguns were misused with serious consequences. See Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales for background information.

The NSRA is taking an active role in discussing the issues regarding proposed legislation with Government and representatives of shooting organisations are to agree a pro-active response at a meeting of BSSC in early 2018.