Bats in Churches from Whissendine PCC
The Bats in Churches project was due to carry out a survey this summer in Whissendine church. This survey has been put on hold due to the current Covid-19 crisis, but you may be interested in this extract from their latest email.
All onsite work for Bats in Churches is currently on hold. At the moment, we can’t give you any more information about the upcoming survey season but we will be following government advice and working closely with our partners the Church of England and Churches Conservation Trust to decide our next steps. I will keep you updated as the situation unfolds. Our new website is up and running at www.batsinchurches.org where you can find latest updates, resources and information about the project.
You may have had some queries from people concerned about catching Covid-19 from bats. Information about bats and the coronavirus is available here: www.bats.org.uk/news/2020/04/facts-about-bats-covid-19. The essential point being that Covid-19 is transmitted from humans to other humans. You cannot catch Covid-19 from bats, their droppings or urine.
You may also be interested in Bats in Churches LIVE. Every Wednesday at 1 pm in May we’ll be joined by guest speakers to delve into different aspects of bats and churches. The first online event on 6th May focuses on the story of Britain’s bats—their ecology, population trends and protection measures. To register visit www. batsinchurches.org.uk/get-involved/events/