To the Members and Friends of Rail and Tram Rifle Club,

Updated 24 July 2020

NSW Health latest COVID-19 information - do not attend the range if you have been to one of these locations on the dates and times indicated:

Latest Covid update 22 July 2020 follows

New South Wales Rifle Association Inc
New South Wales Rifle Association Inc Logo URGENT -COVID Updated Safety Plan and Protocols

Updated attendance advice from NSW Health and updated COVID Protocols


Clubs and members are reminded of the COVID attendance rules mandated by NSW Health. As a reminder, you are instructed to NOT attend if:


You have symptoms

  • Fever (37.5 or higher)
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
  • Loss of taste and/or loss of smell
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle pain, joint pain
  • Diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

You are waiting for a test result

  • OR you live with someone who is waiting for a result

In the last 14 days

  • You visited Victoria
  • You attended a NSW case location (note – this list changes daily)
  • You have had symptoms and have not tested negative
  • You have had contact with a known case
  • You have been advised to self-isolate and the time has not expired

This incorporates the updated guidance provided to Club execs on 17 July. Clubs should remind members and members should check the case location list before attending. Attendees should be asked to confirm that none of the above apply.

NSW Health is also urging us to avoid non-essential travel. We ask that members restrict their travel to ranges within their local area.

Links to the updated COVID Safety plan and protocols are below. The Public Health Order requires clubs to print these and have them available in your clubhouse. Under the Public Health Order club execs are responsible for ensuring compliance.

NSWRA COVID19 Safety Plan V4

NSWRA COVID19 Protocols V4

With regards,

John Baxter

NSWRA Chairman

Last update 1 July 2020 re Operating instructions re Covid 19,

IN ADDITION  to the MDRA Safety Plan and  NSWRA Protocols for Shooting on 1st July 2020, the following changes have been made to operations on the fullbore range. Definition of these rules is managed by the MDRA Committee. On-the-ground enforcement will be the responsibility of the MDRA Committee, Range Officer(s), and Chief Safety Officer(s).  

1.  We have removed the shifts system however it’s up to clubs if they want to continue to run  a booking system for the morning and afternoons.

2.  Members do not have to arrive, shoot then go. They can socialise provided they adhere to  the social distancing rules.

3. Congregation in your club house is OK provided you adhere to the 4m2 & hygiene rules

4.   Below is a slightly amended timetable with an earlier finish in winter as follows: 
AM:          0930 – 1200 
Lunch:     1200 – 1230 (opportunity to put in targets for the afternoon session)   PM:          1230 – 1630 (Includes Break: 1500 - 1515 to pack targets away) 
5. Bankstown/Chatswood to resume running the range in the morning i.e. 0930 - 1200
6.  Starting this Saturday, Duty clubs will be back running the range for the afternoon session,   noting the slightly earlier start and finish i.e. 1200 - 1630 
7.  Same range all day at least for July – this will be reviewed at a later date if we want to keep  this going into August and beyond.   

8.  Following is the program for July and August with the Duty Club listed. As with previous Duty  Club  Rosters, if a club has an issue with the date they have been assigned they are to  organise with another club to swap then advise the MDRA of the change.    
Jul 4       300m       Bankstown/Chatswood 
Jul 11     600m      Marrickville 
Jul 18      300m       Endeavour 
Jul 25      700m      Holsworthy   
Aug 1       800m       Concord 
Aug 8       500m        MNB 
Aug 15       600m        Port Jackson 
Aug 22       300m        Rail & Tram 
Aug 29       700m        Sydney   

9.  Referring to the MDRA Safety Plan document, Clubs MUST keep a register of who attends on  each occasion (including visitors).   

10. Cars must be parked as directed by the MDRA behind the mound. At 300m all cars  will be  parked on the other side of the road. 


Commencing 19 August 2017 on each Saturday please see the Club Captain at Rail & Tram's club house or on the mound at
our normal Target allocation of   
E9 & EX to complete the range register and pay fees.

Shooting is presently being conducted as per the attached memo below from the MDRA Secretary

(reproduced from MDRA website)


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