BASC statement – England COVID-19 restriction on social gatherings

New COVID-19 guidance in England will restrict social gatherings of more than six people both inside and outside from 14 September. Detailed exemptions to the guidance will be published shortly.

BASC believes shooting will be covered by the exemptions and that our activities will not be affected by the latest guidance in England. Shooting can be defined as an organised sport, and as a workplace where the beaters and pickers-up are under employment.

With shoots following social distancing guidelines and best practice, there is currently no reason for further restrictions.

BASC has existing COVID-19 safe guidance documents for game shoots, we will be sending these to the relevant government departments to demonstrate best practice.

Please visit the BASC COVID-19 homepage for the latest information.