Guernsey Water statement on reservoir safety during Covid19
Guernsey Water and Environment Guernsey Ltd welcomes people of all ages to the Millennium Walk around St Saviour's reservoir. Getting out into the open air and our natural surroundings has numerous physical and mental health benefits; particularly during our current exit from lockdown. The walk provides the perfect opportunity for people to see the wildlife that is abundant around the reservoir. A map of the walk, information on its history and the animal and plant life that you might see can be found in a leaflet that is available on Guernsey Water's website: http://www.water.gg/the-millennium-walk.
The walk also provides the chance to spot some of the 19 Guernsey butterflies contained in the guide sent to all homes this week by the Pollinator Project and Guernsey Mind. This could provide the inspiration you need to create your own butterfly and enter the competition they are running with the Guernsey Arts Commission; more information on this can be found on the Pollinator Project's website: https://pollinatorproject.gg/the-guernsey-lockdown-create-a-butterfly-competition/.
Guernsey Water would like the Millennium Walk to be accessible to everyone and is planning to improve access for those that currently find it difficult in the near future. In the meantime we want everyone that can access the walk to do so safely, in line with guidance on how to protect ourselves from Coronavirus and for recreational activities that is published on the States of Guernsey website: https://covid19.gov.gg/.
We also ask that whilst enjoying the walk people respect others that are walking at the same time, maintain social distancing and avoid non-essential close contact. On narrower areas of walkway we advise people to wait for others to pass or move to an area where the two metre social distance can be adhered to.
As a circular walk people generally choose to follow the path in an anti-clockwise direction from one of the main carparks either side of the dam wall. However, please be mindful that families with young children, and those that are less able to walk all the way round the reservoir may be returning to the car park in the opposite direction. With good weather forecast for the upcoming school holiday, you may also want to consider visiting at times of the day that are likely to be quieter.