Blog Post: Covid19 and the Ribble Reserves

Last Updated - 19/03/20 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. Following the latest advice, we have made some changes to the way we operate - including our Ribble sites. You can find the RSPB’s latest response to coronavirus on our website here . 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. Ribble Discovery Centre In line with the latest Government advice on Coronavirus, the RSPB will be closing the shops, cafes and visitor centres across all our nature reserves, including here at RDC . This is to prioritise the health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors. Fairhaven Lake is open to the public, and will still be available to enjoy. While the shop is closed, our online shop will be open to provide delivery direct to your door for all your wildlife needs. Marshside We hope that visitors will continue to enjoy Marshside reserve and the incredible wildlife it has to offer, while observing physical distancing measures Car Park - We will endeavour to keep this open 08:30 to 17:00 daily. During these challenging times, car parking will be free. However, if you can do so, continuing to pay for parking will help ensure our work continues as best possible for nature. Hides - We will endeavour to keep hides open 08:30 - 17:00. We are undertaking additional cleaning - Please Use Responsibly - and follow national guidelines on hygiene and social distancing . There will be no volunteer presence Hesketh Out Marsh Car Park and paths open as normal - Please Use Responsibly - and follow national guidelines on hygiene and social distancing Keep in Touch ! If you are unable to get out into nature physically, then we will strive to keep you updated online, to help you keep connected with nature. If you do get out, share your experience with everyone. You can find us here Tweet @RSPB_Ribble FaceBook @RibbleEstuary and on our blog . Most importantly, keep safe and look out for one another. Take care, The RSPB Ribble Reserves team