Covid-19 update - January 2021

Hare by Andy Rouse

As from Tuesday 5th January, we are operating within the coronavirus guidance for national lockdown. All of our nature reserves remain open for local walkers, although some of the facilities are closed. Please do not travel to visit our sites.

National lockdown: Stay at home

Under government guidance, travel for leisure is not permitted, but you can enjoy your local green spaces and local nature reserves: "You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall." Find out more here:

Maintaining a connection with nature is vital at this time to help us all take good care of our health and wellbeing. We want everyone to be able to relax and enjoy their time with wildlife, so when walking at your local reserve please respect our staff and other visitors by giving everyone plenty of space.

Your visit to your local reserve needs to be your once daily exercise. Leisure activities like picnics are not allowed.

Our visitor centres and hides are closed. We will endeavour to keep toilets open at Carlton Marshes, Lackford Lakes, Knettishall Heath, Bradfield Woods and Redgrave & Lopham Fen.

Group events and activities at our centres remain cancelled - but do tune in to our online webinars. Volunteer work parties and indoor volunteering are are also paused until we can resume safely. Some individual volunteering may still be possible - please talk to your local Trust contact.

How you can help:

Coronavirus is tough for us all. We’re working harder than ever to keep our nature reserves open and protect Suffolk's wildlife. You can help by becoming a member or by making a donation. Our online shop remains open and all proceeds support Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s work around the county.

Thank you.

At a glance:

The latest government coronavirus guidance can be found here.

Nature reserves: all open for local visitors, observing coronavirus guidance

Hides: all closed

Toilets: open at Carlton Marshes, Lackford Lakes, Knettishall Heath, Bradfield Woods and Redgrave & Lopham Fen

Takeaway cafés at Lackford Lakes, Carlton Marshes and Knettishall Heath: closed

Online shop: open

Learning events and activities: paused until we can resume safely

Group and indoor volunteering: paused until we can resume safely

Individual outdoor volunteering: may still be possible - please talk to your local Trust contact