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

Joining us on the beach? Find your event below and click on the link for times, the meeting place and to register your attendance.

Registering is important so that organisers know how much equipment to bring, and they may have additional instructions to send you. Find out more about what's involved here.

Format: 2020-07-11
20 September 2019
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing west of Sailing Club 12:00pm Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing: Heene Road to West Street 11:00am Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
23 October 2019
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing - George V (west) 12:30pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
18 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Worthing Worthing - George V (west) 10:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 4:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3