Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust statement

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are reviewing our planned activities and taking sensible steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Following the Government’s advice we have taken the decision to cancel events and close our visitor centres, car parks and toilets until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation so please check our events page for updates.

We urge everyone to avoid travel and enjoy wildlife locally.

See below for a full list of measures we are taking following Government advice:

  • Nature reserve car parks and toilets are closed until further notice.

  • Events are cancelled until further notice including those organised by Area Groups and Wildlife Watch Groups.

  • All school bookings will be cancelled until further notice. This includes visits to reserves by schools and our staff visiting schools.

  • All volunteer work parties are suspended until further notice.

  • Far Ings Visitor Centre is closed.

  • Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre and café is closed.

  • Where possible, staff will be working from home.

  • The Trust Headquarters, Banovallum House, in Horncastle will be closed to visitors. 

  • If you wish to purchase bird food, please go direct to our suppliers, Vine House Farm (01172 530297) – they are able to deliver to your door and 4% of every sale is donated to the Trust (+£10 for new customers).

  • The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards have been postponed until Autumn 2020.

  • Most members will have received their Spring issue of Lapwings magazine but sadly not all of the deliveries were completed before restrictions were placed on non-essential travel. Our sincerest apologies if you have not received your magazine, we will endeavour to get it to you as soon as possible.

The Government guidance on safe access to green space can be found here: Coronavirus: Government guidance on access to green spaces.

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Getting in touch

Please email rather than telephone if you need to get in touch with us. We may take slightly longer to reply to enquiries, so we appreciate your patience. Unfortunately our ability to process new memberships and send out membership packs is limited but we will respond as soon as possible. We recognise how important nature is for our wellbeing. Please do engage with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we will be sharing the sights of spring.

We would like to express our whole-hearted thanks to members and visitors for your ongoing support. The environment needs our help now more than ever and our staff will continue to be caring for our sites, protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time. Please take care and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

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