VSG – COVID-19 Recovery Planning Guidance

28th May 2020


VSG COVID-19 Recovery Planning Guidance РWorking Practices for Landowners and Countryside Managers 

The Visitor Safety Group (originally called the Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group – VSCG) includes membership organisations from across the UK and Ireland that own and manage land and property, with day-to-day experience of visitor management, as well as national policymakers and specialist safety advisers.

VSG was created in 1997 to develop a consistent approach to visitor safety management. VSG’s members are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural and historic built environment whilst encouraging public access.

This guidance seeks to cover the key areas all landowners and countryside managers will need to consider and assess when re-opening and managing outdoor public access sites / attractions and associated indoor / enclosed spaces during COVID-19 restrictions.

This guidance should be underpinned by the regulations, guidance and advice from the relevant Government. The approach to lockdown and easing of restrictions differs in each jurisdiction.

This guidance is designed to be read in conjunction with ‘Managing Visitor Safety in the Countryside – Principles and Practice’ (3rd Edition)