Covid-19 guidance visits for shoots launched

The Covid-19 guidance visits will help shoots form their own individual risk assessments depending on their situation and demonstrate how risks can be reduced in line with government guidance.

Topics covered will include managing Covid-19 transmission risks associated with gatherings, transport, equipment, and the handling of shot game.

The visits will be undertaken by BASC regional staff and will be available to BASC affiliated clubs/syndicates and BASC gamekeeper members.

Dan Reynolds, BASC’s director for England, said: “With the prospects for the game shooting season improving, BASC is working hard to help shoots operate as normally and safely as possible.

“The shoot visits will focus on areas of transmission risk for Covid-19 during shoot days and as a result allow shoots to prepare their own individual risk assessments. Identifying and acting to reduce risk will enhance safety and boost confidence for gamekeepers, guns, beaters and others involved on the shoot. It also ensures that the sector is playing its part in tackling the global pandemic.”

The service will initially be available in England and Northern Ireland but will become available in Scotland and Wales as government restrictions are eased.

Visits can be booked via your local BASC regional office.

A live Q&A on BASC’s COVID-19 guidance for shoots will be held on Facebook.
Join Dan Reynolds on either 3 or 10 July at 3pm for more information.