COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0 Update

COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0 Update

Welcome to Lockdown 3.0 people! 

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, because reality is here kicking the door in! We've put this update together to let you know what's occurring in the world of Patrol Base as of 05/01/2021

We're still shipping online, and have the largest stock of any UK retailer, we're still operating ONLINE ONLY as normal.

Want to know how we're handling the Lockdown 3.0 Restrictions? Here is the tl;dr version:

  • Patrol Base Online is still open and processing orders.
  • The Patrol Base physical store is shut.
  • Halo Mill CQB is closed.
  • Halo Mill: Proving Grounds is cancelled for February, pending the lockdown review for March.

Make sure you read the entire article for more detailed info!

Online orders are still available, and continuing to be shipped. Though our physical shop is closed, the warehouse continues to function as normal.


We will be managing the tier restrictions internally in a way that you should see no change in the level of service you currently receive.

Our couriers are continuing to provide the same level of service, but we will keep an eye out and let you know of any changes they announce. Please note that as the volume of online orders continues to increases across the country there may be some delays with couriers, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you need help you can still get in touch with customer services for your questions via the Contact Us Page.

"It is with a tinge of sadness that we have to close our retail store tomorrow (Saturday 21st March) until further notice. We suspect its the first trading Saturday closure since the original surplus store opened 40 years ago.

We feel we must follow our Prime Minister's guidance for the protection of our dedicated staff and loyal customers. Our online store remains open for business with all delivery options being so far unaffected.

We are fully stocked and if its not on line its on its way or ‘they haven’t made any’ Thanks to all our suppliers and customers old and new for their continued support during this difficult time.
We look forward to resuming business as usual and welcoming friends back for heroic skirmish tales and banter. Stay safe and look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as we can.

Chris, Simon and all the Patrol Base team."

Please note that online orders are still available, and service is unaffected.

From 3/12/20 Halo Mill will still be closed, due to the Tier 3 restrictions put in place post lockdown. Once the tier drops sufficiently it will re-open.

Please note that when the site re-opens, all existing COVID rules will still apply, and the site will be pre-booking only with no walk-on.

For more information please see the Halo Mill Airsoft Facebook Page.

The February game day has been cancelled due to the COVID Lockdown 3.0. 

Tickets will be on not be on sale for February.

Tickets for March will be not be on sale until the February 16th COVID review, so keep an eye on the Halo Mill: Proving Grounds Facebook Page for more information.

If the tier is upgraded, or further restrictions put in place, then any tickets purchased will be valid for the next event.

If we can't run the December Game, the next game date will be January.