Leading shooting, rural organisations and charities are reminding the shooting community of the importance of following the law and government guidance to ensure shoots are conducted in a COVID-safe manner.
The exemption in England that allows shooting to take place alongside other sports and physical activity, legally requires shoots to undertake a health and safety risk assessment and take all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
In Scotland shooting is viewed as an organised outdoor tourism activity and specific industry guidance has been prepared, which covers a wide range of measures required to comply with Scottish Government requirements.
Those attending shoots must ensure they follow COVID safe guidance and avoid any actions that could place shooting’s exemption at risk.
See the full statement here.