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Coronavirus Update

We are happy, to once again, be re-opening from Tuesday 13th April

We do have some rules in place in order to comply with the Governments regulations. Due to this, please read this entire post if you wish to return to the range.

– We will only be open to existing members until further notice.

– Lane hire bookings will only be taken over the phone, which will be open from 10am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 6th April)

– Our opening times will be dependant on the bookings we have in. Due to this anyone who wishes to come down MUST phone up and book in giving plenty of notice, allowing us to make any amendments.

– Cancellations MUST be done so at least 24 hours prior to your booking, or you will still be charged for the duration of your session.

– Until further notice we will be CLOSED on Monday’s due to the lack of demand for bookings

– The café will be closed until further notice, however, whilst within your designated shooting bay drinks may be consumed.

– Please only arrive 5-10 minutes before your designated booking time to avoid loitering.

– Finally, masks must be worn until in your shooting bay and social distancing MUST be adhered to at all times.

We look forward to seeing you all in good spirits when we’re back open!

Many thanks,


UPDATE- 07/01/2021

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Due to the National lockdown which is currently in place, we have, once again, had to shut the shooting range and shop.

As per government instruction we are unaware of when we will be re-opening.

Many thanks,


UPDATE- 16/12/2020

Good day all!

We are happy, to once again, we re-opening from Friday.

We do have some slight changes to make in order to comply with the Governments regulations. For this reason, please read this entire post if you wish to return to the range.

– We will only be open to existing members until further notice.

– Our opening times will be dependant on the bookings we have in. Due to this anyone who wishes to come down MUST phone up and book in giving plenty of notice.

– Until further notice we will be CLOSED on Monday’s.

– The café will be closed until further notice, however, whilst within your designated shooting bay drinks may be consumed.

– Please only arrive 5-10 minutes before your designated booking time to avoid loitering.

– Of course, masks must be worn until in your shooting bay and social distancing MUST be adhered to at all times.

These rules have been laid out by Rotherham council and any breakages could result in the closure of the range until further notice. I hope you all understand the situation and are respectful of the difficulties we are facing at this moment in time.

If we do not see you before, we wish you the Merriest and Happiest Christmas and New Year.



UPDATE- 27/11/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, having tirelessly looked at the website, Idleback has made the decision to remain closed throughout our time in Tier 3. The reason for this is because we come under the Hospitality setting bracket, as well as the Indoor Entertainment category. Both of which are required to close under the new legislation, beginning 2nd December. Any changes to our local Tier may alter this, however, that will not be until at least the 16th December. Please check back for any further updates in future. 

Many thanks, 


UPDATE- 03/11/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen.

We will, again, be closed until further notice from 05/11/2020.

As you will now be aware, we are going into another, national, month-long lockdown. In the requirements of this, all indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, as well as all entertainment venues and non-essential shops must close.

Unfortunately, this does include us in the form of both the retail shop, as well as the shooting range. Due to this we will be closed from Thursday 5th November for the foreseeable future, dependant on the ending of lockdown. Hopefully in the beginning of December.

We are, however, allowed to provide a “click and collect” service from our business premises for any shooting accessories such as pellets and air cylinder re-fills, etc.

– All visits MUST be pre-booked via a phone call and entry to the premises will not be allowed under any circumstance.

We hope to see all our customers back very soon and wish all the best health through this month of lockdown. Should you need to contact us the office number is 01709837906, and in the case of an urgent matter please email

All the best,


UPDATE 13/07/2020:

Exciting News!Please share this post onto your page to let everyone know.As we have been waiting for the all clear from Rotherham Council I am happy to announce we have an official re-opening date of Saturday 25th July.

We have now finally been given the go ahead to re-open. Upon reading the most current and up-to-date guidelines we are very confident in the restrictions we have put in place to comply with social distancing regulations. A constant supply of hand sanitizer is available for use upon entry and throughout the premises’ entirety.

All entrances to the shooting bay’s will be staggered to ensure there is no close contact made, as a result of this we have had to reduce the number of lanes occupied at any given time. This also ensures we can keep on top of sanitizing the surfaces and bays to the highest standard between customers’.Due to the reduction in lanes we are temporarily postponing all permanent bookings until further notice, for any bookings please call the office on 01709837906, giving plenty of notice to prevent any disappointment.

Taster sessions and gun hire will NOT be available under any circumstances, and for a limited time we will not be accepting any non-members. We understand this is disappointing to many, however, we must all get used to the new procedures put in place to ensure everyone’s safety. Following this, we will not be accepting any walk-in lane hires – anybody who wishes to shoot MUST pre-book prior to arrival.

The Café will be open, however, all drinks must be consumed during your booking on your designated bay and there will be no cakes and sandwiches available within. Please do not arrive a considerable amount of time before your booking as we will not be able to accommodate.

Most importantly, we are looking forward to seeing everyone back in the range in a safe and enjoyable manner!

Many thanks,




Good evening all, it is with great upset that I am writing this, however, as per government instructions, Idleback SHOOTING RANGE is now closed until further notice!

Please do not come to the range as there will be no staff present. 

Please do allow me to explain the full situation below. 

Idleback Shooting Range and Shop are now closed as per government instruction and there is no further information to give at this moment in time.  

Idleback Chairs is still “business as usual”. All orders will require additional patience as we are currently a little delayed with suppliers, but please, do not think you will not receive your chair or accessories as you most definitely will in due course! The delays in chairs only applies to “The Ultimate Combo, The Premier Combo, and The Standard Combo”, of which we cannot advise on delivery times at this point.

“The Shotgun Chair” however, is fully in stock and available for delivery.

Idleback Shop is still PARTIALLY functioning. We are NOT shut! All Idleback shop items are available via the website (once again, please be patient with delivery). 

Customer guns who are currently in our possession for a service will be completed as a matter of priority. All owners will be contacted. 

Trev, our in house air-gun repairer, will still be working as usual, delivering the exceptional service our customers have grown to know.

Please contact 07984076321 for enquiries on any gun services. 

All customers guns which are kept in our possession will remain securely locked away, unless requested otherwise. Again on the number of 07894076321. Anybody who wishes for their gun/guns to be returned to them must contact Dan on the above number to arrange.

Airgun necessities will still be available. 

We will be offering a local delivery service (15 miles radius) for, pellets, air cylinders (including cylinder refills), targets, and most other accessories. Delivery charge will be incurred based on the order size and distance travelled.

For everyone else of further afield. We will be delivering nationwide, as usual, using our current supplier DPD, so please do not hesitate to order off the website (delays in delivery may occur), or contact Dan on the above mobile number for any questions or enquiries.

Once again, I thank you all for your patience and support through this difficult situation and hope you all stay well throughout our time of no contact.

We look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible with the hosting out our members competition final! 

Signing off for now,



Throughout the coming weeks we will be making alterations to the opening times of Idleback LTD.

Stated below is a list of the times we WILL be opening over the weekend- Please familiarise yourselves to avoid disappointment.

Thursday: 19/03/2020- 11am-5pm

Friday: 20/03/2020- 10am-2pm

Saturday: 21/03/2020- 10am-4pm

Sunday: 22/03/2020- 10am-1pm

Monday: 23/03/2020- CLOSED

Many thanks,



Good evening all, this is just a quick update following today’s press conference by our PM. We will be continuing as stated yesterday until further notice. Once again we urge people to stay at home if they feel it is right to do so following guidelines set out. Keep others in mind, and keep checking back for further updates before coming to the range, I will try and provide a daily update to keep you all aware of our current position. In the meantime please familiarise yourselves with the current advise laid out by UK government which can be found on the BBC news‘ website.

In the meantime we will be revoking the 12 hour cancellation fee as this is a matter of public safety within the range, and so please do not worry about being charged if cancellation is made on the day of your booking, just try and give us as much notice as possible. Leaving a voicemail if we do not answer the phone would be a great and sufficient way to cancel. They are all checked first thing in the morning so will not be missed.

Many thanks,



As it currently stands Idleback LTD is open business as usual.

Throughout this time, we will be offering an extension of membership to anybody who cannot come in due to poor health as we do not want our valued members losing out and we would rather you all be safe.

We advise everybody to follow the procedures laid out by Boris Johnson last night, and for all customers’ to be respectful of others around them and heed the warnings put in place (especially for the over 70’s) to ensure the safety of everybody.

Idleback chairs will be manufactured and produced as usual, however, a delay in shipping times may occur so please be patient and get in touch with us through the contact section of the website for more information on your shipment.

Know the symptoms and what to do-

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

  • Are 70 or over
  • Have a long-term condition
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a weakened immune system


· Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

· Always wash your hands when you get home or into work

· Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

· Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

· Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus

· Only travel on public transport if you need to

· Work from home, if you can

· Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas

· Avoid events with large groups of people


· Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

· Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

This situation will be monitored day-by-day by all the members of staff at Idleback, and we will be notifying of any changes to the above as and when they are announced. We appreciate your help and continuous support through this difficult time, please continue to be patient with us and respect all guidelines set out by the PM.

Many thanks,

DH and the rest of the Idleback Team



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