There is important guidance that must be followed for the National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project and the Hibernation Survey. This relates to the potential risk of infecting bats with SARS-Cov-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) when taking part in surveys that involve close contact with or proximity to bats.

We no longer have any specific COVID-19 guidance for other surveys. General country/island-specific government guidance for avoiding catching and spreading COVID-19 is available for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney.

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