Our Academy has been closed since March due to Covid19. During these months we have tried to keep all our students engaged by running online sessions and competitions. However, with 3 months of having no income and more months of being closed to come, we are still having to still pay some outgoings, which puts the academy in danger despite efforts to try and raise funds by doing raffle cards online.
We simply need to raise funds so we can keep positive activities going for all the 30 plus students. Money raised will help pay for the use of softwares we pay monthly for in order to carry out sessions and also things like zoom.
But most Importantly, we need to start planning risk assessments for when we are allowed to open again and run sessions in person. This means we need to make the academy as safe as we possibly can for all our students, parents and our volunteers.
In order to do this we are going to have to spend quite a substantial amount of money which we really do not have, in order to minimise the risk as much as we require.
We require covid19 advice banners, cones/barriers, barrier tape, floor signs for social distancing and one way systems, hand sanitsers and sanitising stations, a infer red thermometer to check temps before being allowed into sessions, cleaning products, leaflets and also relevant ppe, and training for all volunteers along with online meetings with students and parents before the doors open.
It may be a while off before we can physically open the doors again, however we do need to be prepared for when we can so that we can run numerous smaller group sessions and maintain social distancing and all protocol and procedures are in place and carried out correctly.
The safety of our students, parents and volunteers is paramount and we must also safeguard the academy as a whole to ensure we have enough funds to get us through these unprecedented times.
Please help us be able to buy all the required necessities to get our academy back up and running when the time is right in a safe and covid secure way. The kids are missing their friends, missing playing darts at the academy improving their maths as well as the game. Lets keep them off the game consoles and off the streets and on the oche playing darts.