COVID-19 working practices update

We would like to reassure you that we are taking measures to protect our clients, staff and their families from COVID-19. In addition to government guidelines, we have updated our working practices to follow the advice from the leading industry body for our profession, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). On 29th June 2020, CIEEM published Version 3 of their Guidance on Ecological Survey and Assessment in the UK During the COVID-19 Outbreak (available here).

So far this season, Inspired Ecology has been able to undertake all of the surveys for which we have been commissioned. This has been made possible by implementing relevant safety precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, thus protecting our staff and others. Ecologists maintain appropriate social distancing during site visits and staff now travel to survey sites in separate vehicles, in order to avoid unnecessary close contact. In some instances, it is also necessary for staff to wear face masks and gloves during site visits. We are still reviewing survey appointments on a case-by-case basis, however it is possible for surveys to go ahead provided that our staff are able to remain safe by following these precautionary measures.

We are mindful that this is an ever-changing situation and are keeping a close watch on both government and CIEEM advice, and will keep this page updated with our response. We ask that you get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your survey requirements so that we can prepare to undertake survey work with appropriate safety measures in place.

We hope that all of our clients remain safe and well during this difficult time

This article was last updated on 14th August 2020.

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