IN line with the latest government guidelines, the Jurassic Coast Trust is urging people to stay at home and avoid busy coastal sites.

It says that whilst it is important to have time in nature, it is simply not worth putting yourself and those in your community at risk of infection.

Sam Scriven, head of heritage and conservation at the Jurassic Coast Trust, said: “The thought of not being able to fully enjoy the Jurassic Coast is a painful one, especially if you live near it.

“Yet, it is the situation we find ourselves in.

“But the beauty of our World Heritage Site will wait for us, the stories locked within its geology can still be explored through the mind’s eye and our love for this special place can continue to grow. We’ll be working hard to help that happen.”

In order to help parents who are home-schooling their children during this challenging time, the Trust will be producing engaging and educational online content relating to the Jurassic Coast. Anyone with children at home aged between six and 11 who would like to access this free content to keep them busy, should email

New content will include interactive webpages for kids – both educational and fun - as well as a regular newsletter all about the coast, its fossils, dinosaurs, geology and historical figures such as palaeontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning. The content is aimed at children aged 6 to 11 but will have something for everyone!

The Jurassic Coast is both dynamic and resilient, and the Trust hopes that through their content, they can inspire those qualities in our communities.

The Trust emphasises that they will continue to support their partner organisation across the coast, to ensure they can recover from the current situation and are still able to deliver their services to visitors.

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