Our response to the Coronavirus

An update from GWT regarding Covid-19.

At GWT we are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation daily. We are constantly reviewing all our planned activities and taking sensible steps to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers and members of the public.

In line with Government advice we are cancelling our events for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the situation so please check our events pages for updates and information. 

During this difficult time, we know how important it is to get outdoors for fresh air, exercise and to immerse yourself in nature. However, you should only be heading out once a day to spend time outdoors and  stay as close to home as possible; only visiting green spaces you can walk to from your home.

You should only be using your car for essential travel. Visiting a wild space or nature reserve - even if it is to take your daily exercise - does not count as essential travel.

Therefore, in line with Government advice we have sadly made the decision to close Crickley Hill to vehicles from 1 April.

You can find guidance on how to spend time outdoors safely, here

Based on Government advice Crickley Hill Cafe will be closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back for cake and a cup of tea soon. We have also made the decision to close the toilets at Crickley Hill and stop the tramper hiring service too.

All of our office-based staff are now working from home and this will be the normal working practice until the current emergency passes. This may mean that our response to things might be slower than usual, please bear with us and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Although we will be doing our best to respond to communications by post, the best way to contact us during this time is via email. The following email addresses may be useful:

Queries from members can be sent to membership@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk 

Queries from clients and suppliers can be sent to finance@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

We are thinking of all our wonderful members and supporters at this time and hope you all stay safe. We recognise how important nature is for our wellbeing, and have pulled together a suite of new pages on our website to provide inspiration and activities on how to stay connected to wildlife whilst at home. 

Thank you for all your support, and please take care.

- Roger Mortlock, Chief Executive