Severn Trent reminds people its visitor sites remain closed ahead of the bank holiday weekend

Thursday 7th May 2020

Severn Trent is reminding people that its visitor sites remain closed to help limit the spread of coronavirus.

The company closed all of its visitor sites in March, and is now reminding people to keep safe and stay away ahead of the bank holiday weekend.Donna Marshall,

Senior Visitor Engagement Officer says: “With the long weekend ahead, we know that it will be tempting for people to visit our sites as a place to have their one walk or cycle a day, or even go into the water, but we’re really asking that people still keep away.

“As we move into the warmer months, there will now also be the temptation for people to swim in our reservoirs, but it’s really important that people keep out of the water at all times, regardless if the site is open or closed.”

Severn Trent closed all of its visitor sites earlier this month, to help reduce the chance of the virus spreading and to protect the public and will remind closed for the foreseeable future.
The company never allow swimming across any of its sites, so wants people to resist the temptation of going in as the weather begins to heat up.

“We know that our sites are popular, and that people may be needing a change of scenery, but we’re really asking that everyone keeps away, to keep safe,” adds Donna. “The decision to close wasn’t made lightly, but it’s so important that we do what we can to keep safe, and listen to government advice. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back when it’s safe to do so, but for now, please don’t travel to any of our sites.”

Some of the bigger visitor sites that are closed are:

• Carsington Water in Derbyshire;

• Draycote Water in Warwickshire;

• Foremark in Derbyshire;

• Shustoke in Birmingham;

• Staunton Harold in Derbyshire;• Thornton in Leicestershire;

• Tittesworth in Staffordshire;

• Trimpley in Worcestershire;

• Upper Derwent Valley – Derwent, Howden and Ladybower in Derbyshire; and • Linacre in Derbyshire.