Last updated 29 May 2020
In light of the ongoing public health advice to reduce unnecessary social contact during the outbreak of Covid-19, we have activated our Business Continuity Plan, and taken some key decisions about how we will work from now on. You can read about these in our Priorities in Response to the Coronavirus Emergency document.
Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Route Map through and out of the crisis, we have worked with the forestry sector and safety body representatives to develop guidance on how the forestry sector can safely restart.
The majority of staff have moved to home-based working.
Local Office queries. The phone lines to our five local offices have also been suspended and we cannot host face to face meetings. Response times to requests may be slower than normal, but we will endeavour to meet the needs of all our customers and stakeholders. Our briefing note covers new working arrangements for the Forestry Grant Scheme.
Accessing the outdoors
It is important to stay active and connected to nature for your health and wellbeing and you should follow current Government rules when doing so.
Rights of responsible access to most land in Scotland, including paths, continue to apply. It is therefore essential to comply with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.