On 23 March the Government published stricter guidance on staying at home and away from others that superseded the advice in place at the time of writing on 18 March.
On 17 March, the first day of social distancing, the Whitley Pump went for a walk along the Kennet to the Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve and back. There were not many other people around apart from a few joggers and cyclists.
The nature reserve was quiet, and paths were free from flooding. CRoW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) have been working on laying a hedge on the island (pictured).
On the way back we noticed that the latest addition to Reading’s advertising illuminations was being put in place. It is along the A33 south Reading mass rapid transit system near Kennet Island. When complete, the signboard will feature “low level planting/landscaping to enhance visual appearance and minimise footfall under signage”.
Update at 24 March
At this time Government advice to reduce the transmission of coronavirus is being constantly updated and you should consult the latest guidance on the Government’s coronavirus webpage.