National Trust Update from the National Trust ©National Trust Images/Chris Lacey ©National Trust Images/John Millar May 2020 We're proud to continue supporting the National Trust during this time. The beautiful places they care for are temporarily closed, but will be more important than ever when we're all able to visit them again. In the meantime they're working hard to carry out essential conservation work and, as a charity, they need our help and yours more than ever www.nationaltrust.org.uk/donate. You can keep up to date with when the National Trust will re-open here. ©National Trust Images/Joe Cornish April 2020 Currently, all National Trust parks, gardens, houses, shops, and cafés are closed to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. Many National Trust car parks for countryside and coastal locations have also closed in order to encourage people to stay local and observe social distancing. National Trust Director-General Hilary McGrady said: 'We know that people are likely to need space and fresh air in the coming weeks and months and we will do all we can to provide access wherever possible.'Our countryside and coastal locations remain open with parking charges waived, but we encourage people to stay local and observe social distancing measures.'Over the coming weeks our digital platforms - our website, social media feeds, podcasts and video - will become even more important, ensuring the places of nature, beauty and history that we care for on behalf of the nation can remain open for business virtually while we are temporarily closed.'We will also be ramping up our efforts to help people connect with nature wherever they are and to find moments of joy in the world around them. We will be providing rich content and staying in touch with our members and followers throughout this time.' You can keep up to date with when the National Trust will re-open here.