The Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation.
The health and wellbeing of our volunteers and supporters is our utmost priority and as such we have taken the decision to advise that all  beach clean events should be cancelled pending further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will contact organisers and volunteers by email as well as update the guidance on our website as the situation develops.


So you've followed all the steps and you're ready for your first Beachwatch beach clean and litter survey. 

Here's what you'll need to take to the beach:

Beach Clean Equipment

1. Your risk assessment for the beach - you can copy into this document to refer back to.

2. Volunteer survey forms - so all the litter can be recorded.

3. A survey summary form - for you to collate all your volunteer forms, and make sure you've captured the main bits of information (how many volunteers attended, how many bin bags did you fill etc)

4. Bin bags!

5. Beach cleaning equipment. You may be able to borrow litter pickers and heavy duty gloves from the local council. They may even have bags hoops to stop your bin bags blowing away. The Helping Hands Company sell equipment - visit our shop for this here.

6. Clipboards to lean on when recording the litter.

7. If you can, bring a first aid kit, a sharps box - a tupperware conatiner will do (for syringes and needles) and a bucket for glass and non-medical sharps. 

Turn up a good half hour early so you're there for your keenest volunteers and, when everyone's arrived, start the briefing