BASC has updated its advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England – but not in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – following the government's latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.
This advice has been formed after discussions with the government and has been submitted to Defra for confirmation.
In line with the Prime Minister’s statement, from Wednesday 13 May, deer stalking, pest control, conservation and seasonal work on game shoots are possible so long as they meet the following requirements:
There have been issues with different police forces interpreting the government's rules in different ways. If in any doubt about how your local police will react, you should contact the police before shooting, inform them that you are planning your activities within the current regulations and obtain the reference number for the call. You should also carry your certificate with you in case you are challenged by the police.