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Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Conservation Work Parties - 2020 - 2021 Season

Winter Work Parties

Neil Hulme will be leading winter work parties at Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath as ususal this season. Our work parties will continue to take place on the second Sunday of every month, so in the coming winter the dates will be:

  • 11th October
  • 8th November
  • 13th December
  • 10thJanuary CANCELLED
    We are very sorry to say that due to the national lockdown we can’t go ahead in January. We will reassess if/when the guidance changes.
  • 14th February
  • 14th March

Please email: neil.hulme.sussex (AT) outlook.com to confirm attendance.
You must have read the attendance guidelines (below).

We will of course adapt plans if guidance changes - please keep an eye on the website for the most up to date information.

To help with keeping work parties Covid safe, please do bring your own work gloves and your own hand tools if you have them, particularly loppers. You will also need you bring your own food and drink as required.

Attendance of Covid-19-secure reserves work parties 2021

Under current government guidelines (for Tier 4 areas) it is still possible to run our reserves work parties (‘provision of voluntary or charitable services’). However, under the current circumstances of high transmissibility, these events can only go ahead if additional precautions are adopted and strictly adhered to.

You must, even if you have done so previously, contact Neil Hulme via neil.hulme.sussex (AT) outlook.com to confirm your attendance of each work party event.

You must arrive promptly at 10.00 am to hear the entire toolbox talk and health & safety advice. No latecomers will be allowed to join but people are free to leave at any point during the day (please let Neil know when you are leaving).

You must not attend the session if you are clinically extremely vulnerable and shielding OR have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. This also applies if a member of your family has symptoms or if you have been advised by NHS Test & Trace as ‘a close contact’ to isolate at home.

By attending, you confirm that you have not within the last 14 days:

  • Tested positive or am presumptively positive with the Coronavirus or been identified as a potential carrier.
  • Experienced any symptoms commonly associated with the Coronavirus.
  • Been in any location designated as a risk by the Government or Public Health England.
  • Been in direct contact with or in the immediate vicinity of any person who has been identified as a carrier or potential carrier of the Coronavirus.
  • That you have a facemask on your person (required if working closer than 2 metres to others outside your own household).
If you develop any symptoms or test positive within 14 days you must inform Neil Hulme so that track & trace procedures can be initiated. You must also:
  • Only travel to the site by vehicle with members of your own household.
  • Maintain social distancing (2 metres) at all times, or wear a face covering when this is not possible (except own household members).
  • Maintain discrete work ‘bubbles’ of six - no mixing.
  • Use own or adopted tools - no sharing.
  • Use own gloves and PPE - no sharing.
  • No sharing of food/drink (except own household members).
  • Adopt regular sanitary measures (use of own sanitizer).

By attending, you confirm that you have read and will fully comply with all the guidelines set out above.

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