Coronavirus update

Statement by London Wildlife Trust
Revised 18th December 2020

The health and well-being of the public, our volunteers and our staff are of the utmost importance to us. In light of recent developments around the Covid-19 virus, we are evaluating our services and closely following advice and guidelines given by the government. 

We will endeavour to keep our nature reserves spaces open as long as we can do so without risking the health of our staff and visitors.   

We urge all visitors to follow government instructions with regard to social distancing so that we can keep all sites open. We are reviewing our policy regularly and we may need to shut our sites at short notice.  


  • The Centre for Wildlife Gardening is now closed. 

  • Woodberry Wetlands will remain open and the Coal House Café will be open as a takeaway-only service.  

  • All other reserves will remain open as normal.  

Please observe all current Government guidance on social distancing rules while using our reserves, including who you visit with and following all signage where available. 
We encourage you to continue using our reserves, as getting outside into nature is so beneficial for our health and wellbeing. However, we ask that you try to follow government guidance on public transport, and keep this for essential journeys.  

If you’re unsure of where your nearest London Wildlife Trust space to visit is, try using our reserves finder: 


All face-to-face events have been cancelled until further notice. Please check back on our website for updates.


Our volunteering activities are currently being reviewed as Government advice is updated.

Volunteers will continue to hear from reserve staff and are encouraged to stay in touch through newsletters, online group activities, by phone and email. 

Getting in touch

If you need to get in touch, please email in the first instance. At this busy time we may take longer to reply to your enquiries, so your patience is appreciated.

To speak to someone about a general enquiry, please get in touch via:


London Wildlife Trust would not be able to carry out the important work we do for people and nature without our supporters and we thank you all for your continued support during these difficult times. We encourage you to stay in touch via our social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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As is the case for most charities, we expect the continuing situation to have a significant impact on our finances. We also understand that during this turbulent period, many of you will be unable to make a donation.

If you are able to spare any amount, however large or small, to help London Wildlife Trust continue to work hard for wildlife it would be so appreciated. In advance, thank you, from all of us, and on behalf of London's wildlife. 

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