Biosecurity for events

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Biosecurity at an adventure race (image CFINNS)

Britain is home to large areas of countryside which are of great ecological and economic significance. Taking part in outdoor events is a great way to explore our natural environment, but comes with a responsibility to protect them.

Following a good biosecurity routine will help to reduce the risk of introducing and spreading invasive non-native species, which can easily be transported on clothing, footwear and equipment.

Event organisers can play a key part in improving biosecurity and protecting the environment. Participants should be asked to arrive at the event with all their kit clean and dry. It is recommended to set up a cleaning station for those who turn up with damp or dirty kit and for use after the event.

Find materials below to help with biosecurity planning for events.

Useful resources

Pre-event information

The Angling Trust have produced guidance for participants of large angling events which can be circulated by event organisers.


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