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Eden Project closes amid coronavirus pandemic

Eden Project closes amid coronavirus pandemic

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:06am 23rd March 2020.

The Eden Project has announced that it is closing to help keep staff and visitors safe from Covid-19.

Bosses say their paramount concern is people's safety, health and wellbeing.

They had hoped to keep the gardens and outdoor spaces open amid the coronavirus outbreak but say that the latest government advice means that has become increasingly difficult.

The famous Cornish tourist attraction is now shut, as of Sunday evening.

"At Eden our paramount concern has always been the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff and guests - the coronavirus pandemic means this has never been more important.

"While we had hoped to be able to continue access to our gardens and outdoor spaces, the latest Government advice means that this has become increasingly difficult to achieve.  

"We are sure that you will understand why we have to close in these unprecedented times. We look forward to welcoming visitors again when we can safely re-open. 

"During this difficult time, connection with nature has never been more important to help support everyone's wellbeing."

Eden Project spokesperson

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But people are being encouraged to still connect with nature, from the comfort of their own homes.

"Although our Biomes and gardens are temporarily closed, we plan to stay open in other ways, across our website www.edenproject.com, by email newsletters, and by social media channels including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

"We will continue to share beautiful content from our gardens, encourage you to keep engaged with fascinating resources on gardening, sustainability, art and nature, and explore new ways to connect safely with each other.

"We recently announced a Community Action Response to encourage everyone to do what they can to support their communities, in particular vulnerable and isolated people during the pandemic.

"This was launched by Eden Project Communities with partners The National Lottery Community Fund, Nextdoor, Neighbourhood Watch, Campaign to End Loneliness and Eco Attractions Group."

Eden Project spokesperson

You can find more information on the Community Action Response here.

There is still no word on The Eden Sessions.

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