England For advice on specific business support in England and an overview visit here. Wales For advice on specific business support in Wales visit here. Northern Ireland For advice on specific business support in Northern Ireland visit here. Scotland All shops in Scotland, including gun shops, are classified as a retail business and are therefore eligible to apply for a £25,000 retail, hospitality and leisure support grant. Shooting ranges, such as clay grounds, are also eligible. Grants can be applied for via local authority websites. Other rated businesses which are not registered to premises defined as ‘shootings’, ‘deer forests’ or ‘game larders’ should apply for the small business support grant, also available via local authority websites. For advice on specific business support in Scotland visit here.
Although our staff are currently working from home as per the government’s social distancing advice, our experts are on hand to answer questions relevant to their department. If you email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance, your query will be forwarded to the relevant person and they will get on touch with you.
It is good practice when working alone to put some additional safety measures in place. As a minimum you should inform someone of where you are going, and your return time. (What3words.com is a useful website to give someone an accurate location). A ‘buddy system’ of regular ‘check in’ phone calls with a family member or colleague may also be appropriate if you are working alone for extended periods. In the event that you fail to get in contact, then your contact should know the steps to take in order to locate you or if necessary raise the alarm with the emergency services.
In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales non-essential travel should not be undertaken and the above would not be following the latest government Coronavirus guidance. Clay shooting and other recreational shooting activities are now permitted in England and there is no restriction on the distance that you can travel. You can also carry out these activities with someone from your household or with one person who is not. BUT you must follow government guidelines around self-distancing and gatherings.
Yes, provided it is legitimate activity in accordance with BASC’s insurance policy.
Yes, essential travel to work is permitted if you are unable to work from home but again whilst at work you must follow government coronavirus guidance around social distancing. You may also wish to get a letter from your employer advising of your need to travel to work to show the police, should you be stopped Click here to read the government’s latest advice on this.
Yes, if you follow government coronavirus guidance around social distancing. It would also be a good idea to make arrangements for someone to provide cover for specific work areas such as trap checking should you be unable to check them.