Public Health England and Bath & NE Somerset Council have issued some really helpful guidance on avoiding and checking for ticks.  There are leaflets aimed at adults and children – you can download them below.

Being active in the countryside is overwhelmingly good for your health, but it’s always worth taking sensible precautions.

  1. Know what ticks look like, where they can be found, and practise prevention behaviours to help avoid tick bites
  2. Check your clothes and body regularly for ticks when outdoors and when you return home
  3. Remove ticks as soon as possible with tweezers or a tick removal tool. Once removed apply antiseptic to the bite area and keep an eye on it for any changes.

Be Tick Aware Leaflet (Adult)

Be Tick Aware (Children)