NCSSA Response to COVID-19
Along with the rest of the community, we at NCSSA are concerned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We want to reassure you that the safety and health of our members, volunteers, supporters and staff is our first priority, so we have put in place measures to minimise risk of exposure to and spread of the virus, while continuing our work protecting nature.
Our measures include:
- Working bees to protect threatened plants have been postponed or modified to comply with current social distancing requirements.
- Staff are working from home wherever possible, whilst continuing to monitor post and email.
- Where staff are in the office, implementing social distancing measures and increasing sanitising and hygiene practices in the workplace.
- Our advocacy work is continuing, with meetings taking place online as required.
- Committee meetings are taking place online.
Now is an important time to connect with nature to help maintain our physical and mental wellbeing. In South Australia, parks are reserves are open provided social distancing is maintained: for details, visit National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia. There are also lots of ways that you can connect with nature at home such as some of the activities here.
As the situation is changing rapidly please access national or South Australian information for the latest advice.
We are all uncertain about the future right now, and like you, the NCSSA hopes the impact of the coronavirus doesn’t last too long.
But no matter how long this crisis lasts, it’s still important for us all to stand up for nature.
With that in mind, we hope that you, along with all the NCSSA community, will continue your membership and support to protect nature in South Australia.
Stay safe everyone and look after each other.