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Mountain Rescue England and Wales response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 (Updated 22.3.20)

March 22, 2020

Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) is following the national health protection advice and applying it to its situation – just like everyone else should be doing at this critical time.

  • A lot of MR volunteers have day jobs that will be important in the coming weeks and months – paramedics, NHS staff etc – so we need to enable them to stay well and focus on that work. And we need the public’s help to make this possible.
  • Please avoid all but essential travel and do not to take any unnecessary risks. If you are going to go out, you should walk, climb or cycle well within your capabilities so that you can keep yourself safe and not need us.
  • If you need MR assistance but suspect you may have Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it then please, tell the Police this information as soon as you can when calling 999 for help.

“For nearly 90 years, Mountain Rescue has been there to help anyone, free of charge, who gets into difficulty in the outdoors,” said Mike France of MREW. “Our volunteers want to continue to provide this support to the emergency services but that means they need to stay well themselves. We are calling on the public to give us our best chance to do this.”