Severn Trent shuts visitor sites to help limit spread of coronavirus

23rd March 2020

Water company Severn Trent has taken the difficult decision to shut its visitor sites to help limit the spread of coronavirus.

After a very busy weekend, and with government advice for everyone to keep two metres apart, it became clear that it was sensible to close the sites, which are located across the Midlands.
Dominic Robinson, Visitor Site Experience Lead at Severn Trent, said: “This wasn’t an easy decision but it’s absolutely the right decision as we try to help limit the spread of coronavirus.
“We know how popular the sites are but the wellbeing and safety of our visitors, communities and colleagues is the most important thing at this time.”
The closures will be in place for the foreseeable future, and all events and activities such as watersports will be cancelled’    
“We’d encourage all of our customers to follow government guidelines to keep at least two metres apart and to not travel unless necessary,” said Dominic.
“We hope everyone understands and supports our decision.”
The sites affected 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.