Donna Nook closes its seal viewing area and booking system due to lockdown 2
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust have taken the decision to close the seal viewing area and the booking system to view the seals at Donna Nook following the Government announcement of new national lockdown from Thursday, November 5.
Bookings will be accepted for dates up to and including tomorrow (November 4) after which point, the Trust asks people not to travel to see the seals at the site, on the north Lincolnshire coast, in line with Government guidance. The site is usually popular with people from the South Holland area and around the county, particularly during seal-pupping season.
Refunds will be given for all bookings received for dates on or after November 5. A decision about when and how to reopen will be taken once guidance for the post lockdown period has been announced by Government.
A statement from the Trust reads: "We would like to thank everyone for the messages of support and their interest in the seal colony. However, we would reiterate the importance of following Government guidelines and not visiting the seals during the lockdown period.
"Staff will continue to be present on site to manage the situation and monitor the colony. We’ll also continue sharing a weekly pupdate and photos of the seals on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DonnaNookWarden) so be sure to give us a follow.
"As a charity, we’ve been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Wildlife needs your help now more than ever. Please, if you can, donate to our seal appeal and help us to keep protecting the seals and their important habitat."
For further information and FAQs please visit the Donna Nook page on our website ( www.lincstrust.org.uk/donna-nook-bookings ).