The Latest Covid-19 Restrictions in England

To our mind it’s too soon to be wishing anyone a Good & Prosperous New Year however we do wish everyone the hope for a better 2021.

This pandemic has hit people in different ways, some good, many bad, but life goes on and there are many things to look forward to.

The latest news (06th January 2021) from the various organisations that support fieldsports is that shooting may take place as a form of exercise subject to two important conditions.

  1. You should only travel locally to shoot which is to “stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live” as defined in government guidance.
  2. When shooting you should only meet with people you live with, your support bubble; or when on your own, with one person from another household.

In light of these conditions driven game shooting or other group shooting activities should NOT take place.

If you cannot comply with these conditions, then you must not shoot as a form of exercise. To do so would place you at risk of a fine and may jeopardise your shotgun and/or firearm certificate. If you have no local shooting available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

Unfortunately for most that precludes shooting as travelling even within the same county to shoot is not considered a reasonable excuse. Unless you live in close proximity to our shooting grounds here in East Suffolk we cannot offer you any shooting at this time although we are currently deer stalking to meet our ‘cull’ targets.

This latest lockdown signals the end of this current game season and much else but we are still here and will be ready to carry on with deer stalking and pigeon shooting just as soon as the current restrictions are lifted, hopefully sometime in February.

Anyone shooting during the Covid-19 pandemic must consider the impact of their actions on the image and reputation of the sport. We all have a responsibility to comply with Government regulations and guidance, and failure to do so may place you at risk of a fine and jeopardise your shotgun and firearm certificates.

Click here for the latest government guidance.

If you’d like information about any of our shooting activities please contact us via e-mail

Stay well, stay safe.