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Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Beachwatch organisers

There can be up to three organisers per beach section. Below will show you how many are currently signed up as one of the organisers for this survey section.

This beach has organisers for the following beach clean/survey type(s):

  • Great British Beach Clean (3rd weekend in September only)

Upcoming beach clean events

Beach location
Country/Region: 
Scotland
Latitude: 
60.067565480989
Longitude: 
-1.318863630238
County: 
Shetland Islands
Nearest town: 
Houss
Beach geography
Total length of beach: 
500
Width of beach: 
30
Beach position: 
In a bay
Main use(s) of beach: 
Coastal walking
Beach cleaning
Is the beach cleaned routinely? 
No
How often is the beach cleaned? 
Less frequently than monthly
Who carries out the cleaning? 
Volunteers
Are there litter bins available? 
No
Are there dog bins available? 
No
Sewage outfalls
Are there any sewage outfalls? 
No
Number of sewage outfalls: 
Don't know
Location of any sewage outfalls: 
Don't know