Created February 2012
Updated June 26th 2020
Please contact the Bat Conservation Trust’s helpline on 0345 1300 228. They will contact us and we will try to help. The helpline is extremely busy at the moment so keep trying or, if you are in Beds ,e mail us at enquiries(at)bedsbatgroup.org.uk (please replace the “at” with @)
Bat carers are all volunteers, so please do not expect an immediate response.
In the meanwhile, you can get some information about grounded bats here
The Bat Conservation Trust have confirmed that carers can continue to pick up injured bats, provided they conform to social distancing guidelines . The helpline staff will explain how to do this.
British bats do not carry covid 19 but remember they may carry ELVB which is why it is important you don’t handle the bat in ungloved hands.
With the further relaxation of Covid restrictions we are reintroducing some of our surveys to a minimal number of members with their own equipment where we can do so using social distancing.
At present, there is not a problem with individuals going out to record bats with their own equipment, although this may change if more restrictions are introduced. It may be possible to loan Pinpoint BAT equipment to a few individuals (members) if appropriate precautions are taken. Please contact Bob if you are interested in this.
We shall keep you informed as developments occur.
We are regularly updating this website, if you come across problems, do please let us know by e mailing us at enquiries(at)bedsbatgroup.org.uk (please replace the “at” with @)