Public Health Update: Coronavirus and the Trust

Read our latest update on the Coronavirus epidemic from CEO Jo Smith.

In the light of the current COVID19 pandemic, we want to let you know about the measures we are taking and how these may effect you when visiting and contacting Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Our nature reserves are open and remain excellent places to unwind with wildlife, get fresh air, headspace and exercise, away from any crowd.

In line with government advice we are cancelling some events and activities.  At the moment our charity shops remain open and we will continue to run our schools programmes as well as most of our outdoor events. However, this is very likely to change in the near future.  We will be updating this page with any updates we have about our shops and events.

We are of course being extraordinarily vigilant in regards to cleanliness, and will be reviewing our position regularly. We ask that all supporters, visitors and volunteers take sensible precautions, and respect and support each other.

Many of our office staff have started to work from home and this will be the normal working practise until the current emergency passes. This will make it more difficult to respond promptly to telephone queries so we would prefer you email

If you wish to come to our head office or meet in person you will need to arrange this in advance. 

Thank you for all your support, and please take extra special care out there.

Jo Smith,

CEO Derbyshire Wildlife Trust