More than 100 shoots have already taken up the opportunity to receive expert practical guidance from BASC staff on reducing Covid-19 risks on shoot day.

The free visits, launched in England at the end of June, help shoots form their own individual risk assessments and demonstrate how risks can be reduced in line with government guidance.

Robert Hall (head gamekeeper at Houghton Hall) (L) and Terry Behan (BASC Eastern regional director) (R) on a Covid-19 visit

First-hand advice from experts helps boost confidence that shooting can take place safely this coming season.

Dan Reynolds, BASC director of England, said: “The visits and associated guidance document for shoots in England have been very well received. Shoots, regardless of size or set-up have found the guidance offered by BASC staff of real benefit in ensuring that they can manage the risk of Covid-19 this coming season.

“Being Covid-19 secure will boost confidence in the sector, this will not only benefit the shoots themselves but the many business and suppliers in the wider rural economy who rely on shoot related income during the winter ‘low season’.”

With restrictions continuing to ease, shoot visits can now be booked in Northern Ireland and Wales, and will be starting imminently in Scotland.

To book an advice visit for your shoot, email or call your local regional centre.

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