September 29th, 2016

Pokeman Go players urged to be safe and legal in countryside areas

Pokeman Go players urged to be safe and legal in countryside areas Pokeman Go players urged to be safe and legal in countryside areas
Updated: 12:50 pm, Jul 22, 2016

POKEMON Go players who are heading out to the countryside to catch the little critters are being urged to stay safe and legal at all times.

Designated public rights of way as they appear on maps or as they are signposted should be stuck to and any Pokemon players taking their dogs with them should keep their four-legged friends on leads at all times and kept away from livestock.

Gates should be kept closed once accessed and property should be left how it is.

Christopher Price is the director of policy and advice for the CLA, which represents farmers, landowners and rural businesses.

He said provided everyone adhered to the ‘Countryside Code’, everything would be fine.

“It’s great Pokemon Go players are getting out into the countryside and exploring our beautiful landscapes but they should be aware that it is a workplace and treat it with respect.

“Players should take steps to remain safe and be aware of the risks of trespassing over private land and property.

“Players should also be aware of farm machinery, particularly during harvest time.”

 

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