6 January 2021: National lockdown
We are continuing to adapt and respond to the pandemic and to closely follow the changing guidelines from Government. From Monday 4 January some changes will be made as England enters a new national lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19.
We recognise how important access to the outdoors is for our wellbeing. For those who live locally to one of our nature reserves, the majority remain open with free access and we are delighted that support from our members enables us to offer this.
However, due to the recent wet weather and flooding, there are several reserves with paths in poor condition, and we will continue to monitor whether these sites are able to support visitors safely - some closures may be necessary.
We urge all visitors to stay local, to follow all social distancing guidelines and respect any closures and signs as we work hard to keep our reserves safe in these challenging times. It is vital to check our website for information about individual reserves before you visit.
Events and Visitor Centre
Regrettably, all face-to-face events are cancelled until further notice. The Visitor Centre at the Nene Wetlands will also be closed. There are still ways you can shop for wildlife online and support our work.
We are still running our online Wildlife Training Workshops and our website is packed with wildlife activities - as well as some brilliant downloadable self-guided walk packs - that you can use to keep engaged with the outdoors in your local area.
Outdoor work and volunteers
Following the current guidelines, a limited amount of work on our reserves by staff, volunteers and contractors can continue with our Covid-19 safety measures in place. Team members will continue to be out and about looking after our nature reserves - however we are likely to be very thinly stretched and all work parties are suspended until further notice.
We are hugely grateful for the support of our volunteers.
Work in our offices
Those who are able to work from home will continue to do so. Our Covid-19 compliance statement can be found here.
Staying in touch
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Thank you for your support
We are incredibly thankful for your ongoing support, patience and understanding. If you haven't already, please consider supporting your local Wildlife Trust’s vital work by making a donation or becoming a member for as little as £1.75 in our half price sale.