Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust response to Coronavirus
The Trust continues to take steps to help limit the spread of Covid-19. All events remain cancelled and our head office, education centres and bird hides remain closed. Our staffing numbers remain reduced so it may take slightly longer than normal to deal with requests and enquiries.
Please note that from 4th July we have reopened all of our car parks with the exception of Testwood Lakes (due to continued levels of antisocial behaviour) and the car park north of Ellingham Drove at Blashford Lakes (the south side car park is open).
We are keeping the situation under review, and so there may still be a need to close part/all of some nature reserves in future to protect the safety of our staff working on site as well as the public.
Whilst we would advise people to avoid popular footpaths during the warm weather, for those accessing public rights of way, the Government has urged that the Countryside Code is adhered to. In addition, they advise that:
- You maintain a distance of at least one metre, preferably two metres from other people
- Hand wash/sanitise after touching any shared surfaces e.g. sites/gates
- Keep dogs on a lead around livestock and away from other people/dogs
- Leave gates as you find them.