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Avalon Marshes response to Covid-19

By now we are all aware of the severity of Coronavirus and the impact it will have on our lives in the coming weeks and months.

We wanted to let you know how are dealing with it at Avalon Marshes.  Safety is our top priority and we are closely monitoring Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates in order to act quickly, and are following advice from the Government and World Health Organisation.

In line with government advice, and to play our part in not spreading Covid-19, we are cancelling all events and volunteer activities until further notice, and will keep this under review as further advice emerges.

The Avalon Marshes Centre, Somerset Crafts, café, and the Information Point will be CLOSED until further notice.

All visitor facilities at RSPB Ham Wall are closed; this includes the car park, toilets and hides.

Somerset Wildlife Trust have closed the bird hides on Westhay and Catcott. Following the latest guidelines from the government, the decision has been made to entirely close these two reserves and their car parks until further notice as, due to their popularity, they are most likely to bring a larger quantity of small groups together (pairs or self isolating families). This is contrary to the social distancing advice given by the government.  Please respect this decision and choose an alternative for your one outside excursion in the day or to walk your dog.  Other reserves less frequented pose less of a risk of bringing together small groups so these will remain open to those local to them for their outside excursion, but social distancing guidelines must apply for the safety of other visitors.

Please see the individual partner organisations’ social media and websites for further details.  Thank you

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