The Bourne Conservation Group’s Committee has given careful consideration to the resumption of working parties and has given its approval to make a start within the limits of Government Guidelines, provided the general Covid-19 situation in the country continues on its present trend. This is a positive development and we welcome enquiries from potential new members who would like to contribute their time and knowledge – details can be found on the ‘Join Us’ page.
Each session will be notified to members by email, with a reminder of the arrangements and rules to be followed. These rules will be kept under review and are currently:
Advance notice will be given of work sessions with replies expected from members in a timely manner.
In these abnormal times it is emphasised that members must carefully carry out their advance risk assessment in line with their own personal situation.
No more than 5 volunteers per session. No unannounced arrivals accepted over the ceiling of 5. (May be extended to 6 later).
Volunteers to provide their own gloves and, if possible, their own small hand tools.
Volunteers bring their own refreshments.
Individuals to maintain social distancing at all times during travel to and from the sites and while on site. We shall keep to the 2 metres rule.
Any gates to be left open to avoid constant handling
Larger tools allocated to individuals on the day and not passed around
Bottles of sanitiser and wipes will be provided for cleansing tools at the end of the session. Limited hot water will be provided for hand washing.
Face coverings may be worn at members’ discretion but are not essential as the work is in the open.
Any visitors to the site will be asked to not socialise with the working party unless strict social distancing of 2 metres is followed.