Coronavirus update: 3rd April 2020

Our latest update on Covid-19 and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Following the closure of our shops and with the lockdown in place we will be placing half our staff on furlough under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. These are incredibly challenging times and we have made this decision in order to protect the future of the trust and to protect jobs.

During this crisis we will continue to protect wildlife and offer advice and help to supporters, wildlife enthusiasts and landowners wherever we can.

Our shops and cafes closed on 23rd March. Unfortunately we will also now have to close our nature reserves.

During this period of isolation, getting outside and connecting with nature has huge benefits. This is why we are offering free wildlife ideas, videos and live events for kids and adults through Get Wild Home.

Our staff, volunteers and supporters have been incredible through this time of great uncertainty. Thank you. We all look forward to the time when this crisis comes to an end, when we can reconnect with each other and the wonders of wildlife all around us.


Jo Smith, CEO