COVID-19 outbreak Phase 3: On 2020-07-09 the Scottish Government released an updated roadmap for the exit from lockdown and phase 3 of the exit plan began on 10th July 2020. Groups of up to 5 households may now meet outdoors and travel outside the local area is permitted. Therefore LCV can run a relatively normal task programme and our our first task is confirmed as 12th July at Blackford Hill.
Please look at the task list page to review the tasks available, and the changes to how we run the task programme. In particular numbers on task may need to be restricted or volunteers divided into multiple groups to comply with the guidelines for social distancing.
No material changes were made to advice affecting LCV in the announcement on 30th July 2020. The next review date will be on or around 20th August and we expect to make further changes to our activties as a result of that announcement.
The Lothians Conservation Volunteers carry out practical nature conservation work every weekend in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians for the benefit of wildlife, people and the environment.
Niamh has joined the committee as our Fundraiser. This is an important role as fundraising allows us to provide tools, equipment and training to our volunteers. Many thanks to Niamh for taking this on. LCV would also like to thank Meryl Norris for her work over the years
Our Summer task programme is now available. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we will be updating the programme on a monthly basis and tasks may be cancelled at short notice. Please note: Tasks will run rather differently while the outbreak is ongoing, depending on the measures required. Initially there will be no minibus transport and volunteers will be required to make their own way to the site. There will also be additional instructions on the day to ensure social distancing and hygiene.
LCV believe that we can resume tasks once Scotland enters Phase 3 of the Scottish Government lockdown exit roadmap. This assumes that social distancing measures will be relaxed further once Phase 3 begins. The earliest date on which this can occur is 9th July. As part of the process we have prepared a position statement on safely running LCV tasks during the coronavirus outbreak. In addition we have updated our guidance to volunteers and guidance to task leaders.