Coronavirus - our response

Coronavirus: our response

*Updated 13th July 2020

Our Nature Reserves

  • Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum is open to the public. The car parks, Arboretum and wider woodlands are all accessible and the Cafe is now open for takeaway drinks and snacks only. There are now portaloos on site which allow for social distancing and regular cleaning. The playground has reopened: please follow on site guidance for enjoying this area. The Visitor Centre remains closed for the time being and we are not currently offering firewood for sale.
  • All our other reserves remain open and most of our reserves have space for one or two cars to park at their entrances.
  • Please conduct visits to reserves as per Government advice, and maintain social distancing of at least two metres with any other person you meet. Avoid touching gates or stiles on your visit where possible. All hides on reserves are closed.
  • Government advice on visiting green spaces can be found here:

All our events and activities (except 'virtual' events) have been cancelled or postponed for the time being. Anyone who has booked onto a specific event will be notified directly. We will keep our website up to date so please check here for the latest updates or, for events at Queenswood, go to

The majority of volunteering roles - whether out on our Nature Reserves or at out offices - have ceased until further notice. There are some exceptions where volunteers work alone, out of doors, and a risk assesment and method guidance are in place in these cases.

The majority of staff are working, some remotely,  and some remain on furlough. To get in touch with a member of staff, please email and your message will be passed on.

Thank you to you all for your continued support. Please do get in touch with any queries at: 

We'll still be working for wildlife - even if we're working from home  - and, as always, we'd love to hear about the wildlife you're seeing near you. Please do share your pictures, sightings and anecdotes as spring gets underway and we'll stay in touch with our regular newsletters! 

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Organisational Risk Assessment for COVID-19