Sussex Wildlife Trust response to Coronavirus

We are thinking of all our wonderful members and supporters at this time, and hope you all stay safe.

We have been assessing the Covid-19 situation daily and are constantly reviewing all of our planned events, taking sensible steps to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers and members of the public.


All face to face events, including school visits have been cancelled.

Sussex Wildlife Trust will be offering some online events during this period.

Nature reserves

Following the new Government guidelines we can confirm that Sussex Wildlife Trust's nature reserves remain open, although all visitor centres and information offices are closed.

Please stay local to where you live and enjoy your local wildlife, do not travel to our nature reserves.

We would ask that all visitors follow strict social distancing guidelines during their visit to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them. Please also respect the need to keep dogs on their leads at all times to protect birds and other wildlife. Our bird watching hides on nature reserves will be closed, in line with government guidance.

At Woods Mill nature reserve, the public toilets will be open. The horsebox café will be closed.

Important. Please note that dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed at Woods Mill nature reserve at any time.


We are asking all our valuable volunteers to stay at home until further notice. There will be limited number of exceptions to this for individuals to carry out essential tasks, for example those relating to animal welfare or essential checks on nature reserves.

Getting in touch

Please email rather than telephone if you need to get in touch with the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Most staff are working from home and may take slightly longer to reply to enquiries, so we appreciate your patience.

We recognise how important nature is for our wellbeing, and plan to send out regular updates for things you can do from home, or in your garden. We also encourage everyone  to engage with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we will be sharing the sights and sounds of seasonal wildlife.