Letter from Defra to CIEEM regarding ecological and environmental professionals
Following direct contact with Defra, CIEEM received this letter regarding ecological and environmental professionals continuing to work during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Ecologists and environmental professionals should therefore be able to continue with outdoor work, including ecological surveying and supervision, where they can continue to follow Public Health England guidelines. Detailed advice for outdoor work can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/social-distancing-in-the-workplace-during-coronavirus-covid19-sector-guidance#outdoor-businesses.
Work that does not require travel, such as desk-based surveys and report writing, should be completed from home where possible.