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CPRE Sussex: Coronavirus arrangements

During these troubling times the most important thing is the safety and welfare of staff, volunteers, supporters and the wider public.

At CPRE Sussex we have been continuously monitoring the situation and making plans for business continuity and staff/volunteer welfare. We remain open for business but we are taking steps to reduce risks.

We have advised staff and volunteers to work remotely as much as possible and to follow the government’s advice. This means that we may take slightly longer to respond to emails and phone messages, please be patient with us.

In light of the most recent government advice we have decided to postpone our series of Tours, Talks and Walks. We have attempted to contact everyone who has made a booking and we hope to reschedule our events in the Autumn or as soon as it is safe to do so. We hope that our Countryside Awards, scheduled for October, will not be affected but we are monitoring the situation. We may need to postpone our AGM in June. We have sadly had to cancel our community tree planting events for the Plant your Postcode project and hope to do this in the late Autumn instead.

This is a rapidly developing situation and we will be reviewing and taking stock daily. We are still open, however we will be likely re-prioritising our work plans for the coming weeks and months. Please bear with us while we do this and as soon as we can communicate more information we will.

According to the government’s advice if you are finding social distancing is affecting your wellbeing in a negative way it may help to stay mentally and physically active during this time, for example by going for a walk outdoors if you stay more than two metres from other people. Please tell us about your experiences of the emotional or visual importance of the countryside while you are self-isolating.

Keep well and stay positive. A huge thank you for your ongoing support.

Kia and Dan