COVID-19 – Return to the outdoors and looking ahead

Landowners and countryside managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland’s outdoors have faced a challenge like no other during 2020. The response to #COVID19 did not come with industry standards, best practice principles and guidelines, international research or case studies. 

The challenge was magnified by an exponential increase in demand for visits to outdoor spaces and in many cases a reduction of resources due to staff being placed on temporary furlough leave or lack of access to volunteer support. 

Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland supports both the Outdoor Recreation Network & the Visitor Safety Group. 

Find out how to keep visitors & volunteers safe here