IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Update posted on 02 October 2020 at 17:00.
We wish to continue to assure all of our Members, and everybody else involved with our Society, that we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic continuously and following government advice and guidelines. Your health and safety remains of foremost importance to us and your patience, assistance, co-operation and continuing support are very much appreciated as we face this challenging time together.
We look forward to resuming our Events programme at the appropriate time, but the current situation would still suggest that indoor meetings will not be able to restart until the spring of 2021 at the earliest. The Field Meetings programme will resume in 2021.
The Society’s Annual Meeting, (adjourned on 28 March) was held on-line using the conferencing facility Zoom on Saturday 12 September 2020. Our thanks to all who attended and made this new style of meeting for the Society such a success.
Please be re-assured that regular building checks are being undertaken on the Society’s headquarters at Dinton Pastures. The safe keeping of our heritage collections and assets are pre-eminently important to us. Unfortunately, any additional access to the building is suspended until further notice.
Society business is continuing and is being conducted ‘virtually’ through Finance, Communication, and Building and Heritage Assets Committees. Full Council Meetings are continuing to be held every six weeks.
The Society’s Journal will be published and distributed as normal. Work on future Society publications is ongoing. Membership applications will also continue to be processed. Where possible, e-mails will be monitored and any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to the addresses listed at https://www.benhs.org.uk/contact/
Thank you for maintaining your commitment to the British Entomological and Natural History Society. We will keep you regularly updated through our website and via social media and e-mail. If you are a Member of our Society, please do forward your e-mail contact details to us if we do not already have them.
We hope you are finding ways to continue our shared objective of promoting the conservation and further understanding of British Insects and Natural History.