Uncertainty around the full impact of Coronavirus means this is a worrying time for all of us. These are unprecedented times and we are aware that this will have a significant impact on many of you, our staff, volunteers and the people we work with.
We are taking urgent action in line with government guidance to make sure that we all stay safe. As from today we are cancelling all our public events until the end of June 2020, whilst postponing all training events until this time. We will keep the situation under review and will restart our events programme as soon as we are able. If you have booked onto an event during this time you will have received an email to take you through your options.
The good news is that our nature reserves remain open, so if you are able to get out to enjoy a walk and take in the best of the season’s wildlife please do so, but respect the guidance around social distancing.
We are continuing to work hard on behalf of Cheshire, Halton, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington and Wirral's wildlife. Many of our staff will now be working from home, although some of the conservation and nature reserves teams will still be out and about looking after our sites and undertaking essential conservation tasks. If you are an existing volunteer that helps us manage our reserves then, so long as you feel well and are not classed as vulnerable, you will still be welcome to help. We have measures in place to keep staff and volunteers safe and you will have received an email with details.
Please be patient if you are trying to get in touch with any enquiries. Our offices are now closed until further notice. Our ability to take phone calls is limited so we ask that any urgent enquiries are sent to email@example.com. We're working up a system for the collection and dispatch of essential post.
Despite Coronavirus changing life as we know it, the days will soon be getting longer and the joys of spring are still happening outside. Birds are singing, frogs are on the move and the early bumblebees are foraging. If you’re unable to get out and see it for yourself, we’ll bring as much of it as we can to you via our website, social media and e-newsletters.
Your support has never been more appreciated and we will do all we can to keep in touch. We’ll do all we can to lift the spirits by bringing you all the great stories of wildlife from around the region as we move through spring. After all, nature has never been so important for our wellbeing.
Best wishes and stay safe,
All of us at Cheshire Wildlife Trust