Our response to COVID-19
Friday, May 22nd 2020
The reserve is now open and is there to be enjoyed but the need for rigid bio-security measures and a common sense approach to the health requirements of all who visit really must be understood. All are welcome but the availability of facilities is likely to change on an irregular basis and everyone is asked to be patient in such circumstances, to read the interim notices, and consider the reasons why. In the Field Centre the toilets, activity room and shop are open but the kitchen remains closed to visitors.
Government guidelines mean that anyone using the Field Centre from Saturday 8th August must wear a mask. Please bring one with you if you intend to come inside.
There is now an official NHS QR code poster at the entrance to the Field Centre so that you can check in to Foxglove Covert LNR on the NHS Track and Trace App!
When someone enters a venue and scans an official QR poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. This information will stay on a user’s phone for 21 days and if during that time a coronavirus outbreak is identified at a location, the venue ID in question will be sent to all devices. The device will check if users have been at that location and if the app finds a match, users may get an alert with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.
Visitors who do not have the App are requested to leave their contact details on a paper form instead.
The welfare and well-being of anyone associated with Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve is the absolute top priority of the Management Group and Staff. Access to the reserve and the observance of the government rules by all who visit is mandatory and must be complied with minimising the risk to all comers.
Please enjoy your visit and remember that it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on staying safe outside your home.
We are very grateful to all of our supporters for helping us work through these plans, and for their continued loyal support.
Thank you for your understanding.
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