In the space of a few days, everything has changed.
The Covid-19 outbreak has turned life in the UK upside-down. Environmental professionals – like so many others – face uncertainty, disruption and must now find a way to adjust to the new normal.
Interactions with regulators will change. Natural England says some of its services may face delays, while the Environment Agency says it will now focus its resources on the most urgent or important activities. “We will need to stop or slow some of our normal activities,” it says.