Following the latest government advice we have made the difficult decision to close all our visitor centres, cafes and shops to visitors by the end of the day on Friday (20 March 2020). This is to prioritise the health and welfare of our staff, volunteers, supporters and members of the public.

These are difficult and unsettling times for all of us but we hope that nature can provide a welcome respite in whichever form and wherever you may encounter it. We want to do everything we can to help people and communities safely experience nature at this time, which is why we will keep our reserve trails and car parks open where possible. Therefore, all car parking and entrance charges will be waived so people can enjoy these sites at no cost.

 We hope that visitors will continue to enjoy these amazing places for wildlife while observing physical distancing measures.

If you are unable to get out into nature physically, then we will be here providing updates, news, photos, blogs and more, to help you keep connected with nature over the coming weeks.  Remember you can follow us on @RSPBEngland on Twitter and Facebook and here on our blog.

Our staff and volunteers will be continuing to work tirelessly to save nature on our reserves and through conservation projects and campaigns.  More than ever, your support for nature is vital, and greatly appreciated.

You can find the RSPB’s latest response to coronavirus on our website here.

And the latest government information and advice on coronavirus can be found on the Department for Health and Social Care’s website.

Most importantly, keep safe and look out for one another.