Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

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Temporary closure – updated 1 April 2020.

With the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), CAT is following UK and Welsh Government, environmental health and industry advice very closely. This page will be updated as new information becomes available – please check back before planning your visit.

CAT closed to all visitors

CAT is temporarily closed to all visitors to support public health measures.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, guests and the wider community is our absolute priority at this time.

What this means for you:

  • Our visitor centre is now closed to visitors. If you would like advice on environmental solutions for your home and community, please see our free information service.
  • CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment postgraduate degrees will be delivered via distance learning only.
  • Postgraduate open days have been moved online. Interactive webinars with tutors and students will give a feel for what it’s like to study at CAT. Find out more and book your place.
  • Our Zero Carbon Britain course is being moved online. Find out more and book your place.
  • We have postponed all other short courses, group visits and events that were due to run to the end of May. We are adding dates later in the year and we hope you will rearrange your visit.

The situation is under continual review and a decision will be made on courses and events later in the year nearer the time – please check back here for updates.

If your booking is affected by any of these changes you should have received an email from us. If you have not received this, please email

General information on public health guidelines

We can all play our part in stopping the spread of the virus and helping protect the most vulnerable people.

You can find up to date advice on the UK Government website. The main guidelines as of 1 April are outlined below.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

Staying in touch

CAT will continue to provide free, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of topics relating to sustainable solutions. Take a look at our free information pages.

CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research shows that a modern zero emissions society is possible using technology available today. Download the reports for free.

We are looking at ways to bring more of our education and research work to people in their own homes – please sign up to our enewsletter, follow us on socials or become a member to stay in touch.

If you have any questions, please email us at


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