The timing couldn't be more perfect, as we enter the local half term and we're about to welcome the BBC's Autumnwatch on to the reserve, we get news that we're entering Tier 3 at 00:01 on Saturday morning.
But what does this mean for the reserve?
Well, operationally, not a lot. We are still open, the shop and café will still operate as it has been, using one way systems and a take away only model. The hides and trails are able to stay open with the mitigations that we have put in place and so is the children's play area. The main changes as far as we are concerned relate to the general public!
(bullet points taken from Barnsley Council website)
Visitors to Old Moor must complete the track and trace requirement, wear a face covering if able to in all our buildings and hides and follow social distancing guidance. We have worked out what the capacity of the reserve is in order to allow for social distancing. We want all of our visitors to enjoy their visit safely and we hope that everyone understands.
Essentially, we're looking forward to welcoming those who can visit!
Hope it goes well and all the hard work by the team pays off.
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