MNA PROGRAMME 2020
** CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC **
MNA UPDATE AUGUST 2020
UNFORTUNATELY ALL MNA COACH TRIPS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. WE HOPE TO RE-INSTATE COACH TRIPS IN 2021 IF GOVERNMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES PERMIT THIS. PROGRAMME DETAILS FOR 2020 WILL BE SENT TO MEMBERS WITH THE YEARLY NEWSLETTER IN DECEMBER
WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE WITH A FEW OF OUR LOCAL TRIPS. PLEASE SEE THE GUIDANCE BELOW.
MERSEYSIDE NATURALISTS’ ASSOCIATION - Taking part in COVID-safe walks
Information for MNA Members
Due to COVID-19 we have to change the way MNA group walks are organised. By taking a few extra measures, we can keep each other safe.
We are limiting the number of people on our walks. Contact the walk leader directly to confirm your place. If things change and you can’t make it, please cancel your place, or let the walk leader know as soon as possible.
Before the walk
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) you must not attend the MNA walk.
Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions.
Bring your own food and plenty of water.
You may want to bring your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser, face covering and basic first aid kit.
We recommend that the walk leader also brings a first aid kit, but for minor incidents it may be better to use your own.
On the walk
Follow the government guidelines on physical distancing
Provide the MNA walk leader with your contact details to support NHS contact tracing.
If you do – wash your hands as soon as you can. We recommend carrying alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
When other walkers are passing, remember to stand back and give way. Let the walk leader know if you are having problems, feel unwell, or need to slow down or stop.
After the walk
If you develop symptoms after the walk, apply for a COVID-19 test and support NHS contact tracing if requested.
Sat 29th Aug Halewood Park. Meet 11am at Hunts Cross Station (Seema Aggarwal) Tel 07984231059 to book place or e-mail email@example.com CANCELLED AS SEEMA IS AWAY
Sat 5th Sept MNA COACH Blacktoft Sands RSPB. 8.30 Bromborough Village, 8.45 Conway Park, 9.00 William Brown Street, 9.15 Rocket (start M62) £20 (Sabena Blackbird) CANCELLED
Sat 19th Sept Rimrose Valley. Meet 10.30 Seaforth & Litherland Station (Alexander Mansfield) CONTACT ALEXANDER TO BOOK PLACE 01514768847
EXTRA LOCAL TRIP
Sat 26th Sept Dibbinsdale Fungi foray. Meet 10.30am Bromborough Rake Station (Sabena Blackbird) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org TO BOOK PLACE
Wed 7th Oct Newsham Park. Meet 11am at Old Police Station, West Derby Road (John Clegg) CONTACT JOHN TO BOOK PLACE 01515237353
Sat 10th Oct Freshfield Fungi Foray. Meet 10.30 at Freshfield Station (Sabena Blackbird) e-mail email@example.com TO BOOK PLACE
Sun 18th Oct MNA COACH Leighton Moss RSPB. 9.00 Bromborough Village, 9.15 Conway Park, 9.30 William Brown Street 9.45 Rocket (start M62) (£20) (Bruce Harper) CANCELLED
Wed 11th Nov Sefton Park. Meet 11am at Lakeside café. (John Clegg) CONTACT JOHN TO BOOK PLACE 01515237353
Sat 21st Nov Marshside RSPB. Meet 11am in car park (Alexander Mansfield)
Sat 5th Dec Xmas Meal Bootle Arms, Melling 12 noon. (Meet John Clegg at Maghull Station 11am for walk along canal to pub) CANCELLED
Details of the North West Fungus Group can be found on their website and their 2019 programme is available below