COVID19: Advice and Information

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Information, guidance and advice on how to work, what to do, what's permitted and what isn't during the coronavirus outbreak.

Instead of CJS trying to keep on top of the ever changing advice and how it affects all aspects of the sector we're collating the advice pages from the main organisations here: If you know of an organisation that has dedicated Covid-19 advice that isn't on the page let us know and we'll add it.

Government Updates on COVID-19:

Scottish Government: Coronavirus in Scotland:

HMRC: Updated guidance for employers, businesses and employees is available at: COVID-19: support for businesses and COVID-19: guidance for employees


Arboricultural Association:
We will continue to monitor the situation and will issue updates to individual and organisational members as appropriate.

British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC): 
As more information becomes available, BASC will be updating its dedicated Coronavirus webpage and publishing advice on social media. (BASC Facebook: and @BASCnews:


British Ecological Society: 
Updates on our events and activities during the coronavirus outbreak. Following UK Government advice, the BES office in London is now closed, but BES staff are continuing to work from home. The quickest way to get hold of staff is by email, for which you can find details here.


Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM):
We have started a new discussion in the CIEEM LinkedIn group to facilitate members and others sharing ideas for adapting to working differently in light of restrictions. Please do contribute with your thoughts on how you are keeping yourself, your staff and others safe.


Country Land and Business (CLA):
Covid-19: advice and information;  a wide range of topics covered.


Countryside Alliance:
A hub of information for you to regularly check and will be updated constantly with the latest Government advice, stay-at-home ideas and other forms of light relief to help us get through these uncertain times.


Forestry and Land Scotland:
Latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information


Forestry England:
COVID-19 coronavirus - information for everyone


Landscape Institute
Advice for LI members plus COVID-19: Updates and resources


National Biodiversity Network: Recording advice during covid-19 restrictions
This page from NBN provides a link to a range of organisations’ guidance and advice in respect of recording and survey work during the COVID-19 restrictions.


National Farmers Union (NFU):
This news hub on NFUonline will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with what you need to know and how to deal with the various issues raised by coronavirus.


Natural Resources Wales: 
Our response to the coronavirus pandemic. News on how we’re managing our services during the coronavirus pandemic


Our latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA):
Latest updates and how you and your pets can cope during self-isolation. Check back as we'll be adding more content as the situation changes.


Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA): 
Our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response. Protecting Scotland’s environment, communities and our people:

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