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As an authorised person, you need a licence to capture, possess or transport live bats for the purpose of testing for European bat lyssavirus (EBLV), a type of rabies. You also need a licence to kill any bats with the virus.
You are an authorised person if you’re:
a bat worker registered or working with the Bat Conservation Trust
an employee of approved quarantine facilities engaged in official business
an employee of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) acting under the direction of APHA veterinary inspectors while engaged in official business
a member or fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
You don’t need to apply for this general licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.