UPDATE: June 1st 2020
Following the Government’s continued easing of lockdown restrictions, the below guidance still applies, but you are now allowed to shoot or stalk as a group of up to six people, providing the below criteria concerning equipment and social distancing are met.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday 10th May, and the "recovery strategy" subsequently issued by the government, we are updating our guidance for shooters and deer stalkers under the COVID-19 lockdown procedures. This guidance applies to England only.
From Wednesday 13th May it will be permissible to undertake both live quarry shooting and deer stalking in England, following the usual laws that govern these activities. The guidelines that will be in place from that date are below. Although there are no restrictions to distance that can be travelled to undertake these activities, we would encourage you to exercise common sense and only shoot and stalk as locally as possible. It is in the interests of limiting contacts and the spread of the disease, and it is therefore a responsible code to abide by.
If you are shooting live quarry or deer stalking from 13th May, you must either:
- be alone;
- with members of your household, or;
- with five peopple from outside your household so long as social distancing measures are maintained.
If you do go shooting or stalking with someone from outside your household then no equipment should be shared.