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'We’re Good To Go' accreditation for Welney Wetland Centre

A West Norfolk conservation charity has been accredited with the “We’re Good to Go” stamp of approval to reassure everyone who visits the site is safe in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Welney Wetland Centre has carried out a coronavirus risk assessment and an online booking system has been introduced to manage numbers at the site. Everyone, whether a WWT member or not, must pre-book before visiting.

“We’re Good To Go” is a UK wide industry standard which has been developed in partnership with Visit England which highlights how the centre is operating within the relevant government and public health guidance.

Welney Wetland Centre. Image: www.wwt.org.uk
Welney Wetland Centre. Image: www.wwt.org.uk

A spokeswoman said: "Since reopening, visitors have been enjoying the wide open vistas of our Fenland wetlands. The furthest reaches of the reserve are currently accessible, including the summer walk, dragonfly ponds and footpaths to all the hides.

"Summer is the best time to appreciate the diversity of wildlife our wetlands are home to. Wildflowers are in bloom, dragonflies, damselflies, bees and butterflies are on the wing, beetles, crickets and caterpillars are waiting to be found and summer birds are looking after the last few broods of young as autumn arrivals begin to drop in."

Shared equipment areas are not in use at the moment, which includes explorer backpacks and pond dipping.

Welney Wetland Centre, The Fens. Photography by Bob Jones
Welney Wetland Centre, The Fens. Photography by Bob Jones

Visitors are encouraged to download wildlife guides on their phone before visiting to get the most out of a days’ exploration.

Welney Wetland Centre is open daily 9.30am to 4pm and the gift shop, gallery and scooter hire are currently available, as well as a selection of cold drinks, ice creams and snacks from the Wigeon Café.

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