BGA statement on England COVID-19 restriction on social gatherings

Update on shooting following the Government's latest announcement regarding Covid-19.

The BGA is aware of concern throughout the game meat sector relating to the Government’s intention to restrict gatherings of more than 6 people in England from the 14th September.

Detailed exemptions will be published shortly, and we understand partner organisations believe that these exemptions will cover game shooting. The BGA has been in contact with the relevant Defra Food and Farming officials to seek assurances, highlight the sector-wide COVID-19 guidance that is already in place, and emphasise the impact on the whole game meat sector should this not be the case.

We will update our members as soon as we know more.

Please find the current guidance here.