Church Bat Detective survey materials

Over the next three years we need your help to carry out summer surveys, in order to learn more about bats use of churches across England.

These materials are for anyone taking part in Church Bat Detectives. If you haven't yet registered for the survey you can learn more about taking part here.

Church Bat Detectives

1. Survey instructions

Now that you've registered to take part and selected a church you're ready to prepare for your church survey. Before contacting your chosen church please read the survey instructions carefully.

2. Communication with your chosen church

COVID-19 NOTICE

We ask that you do not contact your chosen church for the time being. Currently places of worship are closed and the surveys are not essential to complete. We do not know how government guidance will change in the coming months. We’ll keep you updated on any changes to the survey / survey period via email, providing as much possible notice of survey changes.

  • Email Wording (currently unavailable). Please copy and paste this wording when you're sending you first message to your chosen church, adapting both the name of the church contact and your name.
  • Official project letter (currently unavailable). Please send this to the church representative ahead of your visit.

3. Health and Safety

COVID-19 Notice

Currently churches are closed and we are not yet undertaking surveys. We’ll keep you updated on any changes to the survey / survey period via email, providing as much possible notice of survey changes. Additional safety guidance will be provided as and when we are able to continue surveys.

  • Safety guidance
  • Risk assessment (this should be completed before undertaking the survey.

4. Survey forms

Next: National Bats in Churches survey materials