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The situation with the coronavirus has caused various discussion within the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) team and the Scottish Wildlife Trust with regards to local and national response, and immediately required, responsible action.  This has taken into consideration the wellbeing of the partners, the CALLP team and the wider community, as well as the commitment and ambition to implement the CALLP Scheme.

 

Most importantly the message from the government is that we all now need to minimise non-essential contact.  Therefore, as the employer, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has instructed all the CALLP team to implement the following measures:

 

  • where feasible all team staff to work from home
  • the CALLP office will be closed to non-essential visitors
  • no activities, events or meetings will be held or planned, unless held online or by phone

 

The CALLP team will continue to help partners to coordinate the implementation of the more than 28 projects within the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape through telephone and electronic communication.  Where projects are not able to achieve their objectives, due to unforeseen circumstances or contagion, the Scheme is committed in coordination with the funders to identify alternative projects within the CALLP area.

 

The Little Assynt Tree Nursery will continue to be open but have requested that customers should phone or email and not visit unless an appointment has been made with the staff.

 

As we all endure the effects of the coronavirus epidemic, the CALLP team thank the CALLP partners and local community for the continued support to implement the aspirations of the scheme to the benefit of both the local community and visitors.


Boyd Alexander

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