COVID-19 outbreak Phase 3: On 2020-09-10 the Scottish Government released a further set of updates to the control measures used in Phase 3 of the exit from lockdown. Regrettably, the social distancing requirements have been tightened and for the time being only two households (up to a maximum of 6 people) may meet outdoors. While this restriction is in force it is impossible to run LCV tasks. Accordingly the remaining tasks on our September programme have been cancelled with immediate effect.
Please keep checking the task list page for updates. As soon as we are able to safely run tasks again we will do so. The next review date for the exit from lockdown is 1st October, and with luck we will have better news for all our valued volunteers then.
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.
The latest update to the Phase 3 exit from lockdown tightens the social distancing requirements. Regrettably, the new restrictions only permit two households (and a maximum of 6 people) to meet outdoors. While this restriction is in force it is impossible to run LCV tasks. Accordingly the remaining tasks on our September programme have been cancelled with immediate effect.
We are pleased to announce five more tasks for the month of September. Due to COVID-19 we are 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. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to make their own way to the site as places on our minibus are extremely limited due to social distancing requirements. There are also be additional instructions on the day to ensure social distancing and hygiene.
Volunteers should ideally meet LCV on site before each task as this maintains effective social distancing. However, we believe that we can resume limited use of our minibus, with limited volunteer numbers and mitigations in place that we have developed after consulting the Scottish Government guidance for public transport operators. We have developed a policy to be followed by leaders, drivers and volunteers on safely use of the bus during the coronavirus outbreak. In addition we have updated our guidance to volunteers and guidance to task leaders.