Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 08.10.2021

The welfare of our staff and supporters is essential and we continue to modify our working practices to align with the government’s advice on coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently many of our staff are working from home. We remain committed to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and our work continues, though we are now working differently to ensure we minimise the risks posed by COVID-19. We continue to be contactable individually via e-mail or mobile and FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram. Alternatively please call 01202 391319.

Visiting ARC Reserves

Help us keep heathland wildlife safe! As custodians of your local wildlife help to look after what gives ARC reserves their unique character by keeping dogs on leads and respecting The Countryside Code.

Our reserves remain open for your recreation and enjoyment. We would like to keep it that way, so our team request that you ensure your own safety and that of others by adhering to Government safety advice when visiting.

Volunteers and surveyors

Volunteer tasks and survey activities are running, with modifications where appropriate, in line with Government guidelines. Please visit our volunteer and surveyors page for more information.

Training courses

Some of the training courses that we previously delivered face-to-face, are being offered as virtual online events. We have also created a new series of free, introductory training modules for anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles. It’s a great way to increase your knowledge of herpetology, at a pace and time that suits you.

Public events

Some face-to-face events are now going ahead, where it is possible to adapt these appropriately for everyone’s safety. In some cases, these continue to be hosted on-line.

Event co-ordinators may get in touch to confirm which arrangements are in place. Please visit our public events page for further details.

We need your help

Please remain observant and report any fires or activities that you think may lead to fires please dial 999 – Support from local residents has always been an important part of looking after ARC reserves and we are relying on you now more than ever to be our eyes and ears on the ground.

Thank you!