Adapting to COVID19- Environment and Sustainability Professionals

Environment and Sustainability professionals face many challenges during the current health crisis ranging from the immediate term issues of performing daily roles and progressing the environment and sustainability goals within the organisation; to the long term future of the profession as business, society and the economy start to rebuild in the wake of the global impact of COVID-19.

Staying abreast of the key guidance from our national regulators and Government departments can help to ensure that you are able to position environment and sustainability at the heart of this recovery.

  • Defra

    Guidance on Access to the Countryside and other Outdoor Spaces After the announcement by the Prime Minister on Sunday 10 May, which enables members of the public to exercise more than once outdoors and travel further in England in any given day, the following guidance has been published on Gov.UK by MHCLG and Defra. This guidance covers FAQs, advice to the public and land and countryside managers. Our strategic comms team will provide a note later today providing details of our supporting media and digital communications, which you will be able to refer to and share.

    Government Covid-19 Recovery Strategy

    Safer Workplace Guidance

    Job Retention Scheme

    • The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. You can read more about this here.

    The Environment Agency

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

    Natural Resources Wales

    Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


    Whilst the above is not an exhaustive list of the resources available, we hope it provides a useful starting point for helping to build the resilience needed. If you have any other links or sites that you think other businesses need to know about please let us know at so we can ensure they are added to this page.

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