After very careful consideration, we have decided that RSPB Ramsey Island will remain closed for the remainder of the 2020 visitor season. We are adhering strictly to Welsh Government coronavirus guidelines in the workplace and, after examining all options, are unable to maintain the required social distancing when loading and disembarking passengers on and off the island boat. In addition, it is necessary to keep our compost toilets closed for the foreseeable future which prohibits having members of the public here for any length of time.

We have not taken this decision lightly but do so with the health and safety of our island staff, visitors and the local community at the forefront of our mind. We will be monitoring Welsh Government guidance closely over the coming months and, as parameters change, will be working hard to find solutions which will hopefully allow us to welcome visitors back in 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has kept in touch with island staff via our blog and other social media this season. It has meant a lot to us and we will keep on supplying you with regular updates and information via the Ramsey blog and Twitter (@RSPBRamsey). We realise many of you will be disappointed by this news, but we hope you understand our decision making and our primary focus of managing risk and keeping everyone safe. We can’t wait to welcome you back once it is safe to do so.