Covid 19.

We are asking all visitors to please be respectful of the local communities, stay away from the village and residential centres, and strictly observe Government guidelines on social distancing wherever you are.

In line with those guidelines, Grassholme Observatory will be operating with reduced capacity for the foreseeable future.

Visitors are urged to use the sanitiser provided and follow all signage and instructions to ensure the safety of all of our guests and the team.

Please bring your own mask, which must be worn at all times during indoor sessions.

All equipment undergoes regular sanitisation.

Please also note that, due to ongoing maintenance and safety work taking place on site, the main Grassholme Reservoir site is currently closed to the public, so we would ask that you stick to the designated parking and observatory site at all times during your visit.

Thank you.

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