Due to the imposition of further national Covid -19 restrictions from Monday the 14th of September and localised spikes, we would like to clarify the British Deer Society’s (BDS) position regarding training courses.
As BDS training courses are educational they are exempt from the new restrictions regarding gatherings of no more than six people. Our DSC1 , Deer Management, HAD courses etc. will therefore continue to run providing there are no local spikes or localised complications that could compromise the safety and wellbeing of course attendees and tutors. If there are complications we will inform those attending the course as soon as possible.
Our course managers will ensure that sanitising facilities are available. However, attendees should also make sure to bring their own personal protective equipment, such as face masks and nitrile gloves.
BDS has robust measures in place to ensure the safety of tutors and attendees while we continue to operate training courses to the highest standards. As part of these measures’ attendees will be asked to complete a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Waiver Form that they must abide by and sign.
Please be aware of the fluidity and dynamics of the conditions in which we are currently required to operate, and we ask everyone to be mindful of the fact that the situation is changing constantly both at a national and local level. We recommend course attendees should ensure before travel that their accommodation, if required, remains open and available to them.
Many thanks for your patience, tolerance and understanding.