COVID-19: stay at home, please do not visit the nation’s forests

The government has told everyone to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

This is a very sad day for us, as we ask you not to visit the nation’s forests or do anything that would put the emergency services under extra pressure.

Make sure you have read and understood the government’s new rules on staying at home and away from others.

Travelling can only be to and from work, where work absolutely cannot be done from home.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Notes to Editor

  1. Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, with over 230 million visits per year. As England’s largest land manager and provider of 
  2. Outdoor recreation, we shape landscapes and are enhancing forests for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and businesses to grow. For more information visit Forestry England is an agency of the Forestry Commission.
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