COVID-19 update: Stuck indoors but still working hard!

As with most ‘non-essential’ workers in the UK, BUG staff have had to adapt to a new way of working over the past number of weeks and for the foreseeable future.


Normally at this time of year, we would be gearing up for another busy field season throughout the spring and summer months. However, working to the current UK-wide lockdown government guidelines, we have had to postpone all of our non-essential fieldwork until the COVID-19 situation is under control.


However, this doesn’t mean we’re not still working hard in the background! BUG staff, now working from home, are using this time to undertake desk-based activities, including analysing datasets from ongoing projects, publishing scientific articles and planning our work activities for when lockdown restrictions are lifted.


BUG’s Dr Andy Harrison (complete with new lockdown haircut!) would normally be busy planning a hectic field season at this time of year, but is using the time in his home office to keep things on track until lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Based within Bournemouth University, BUG has access to extensive online library databases, remote computing and video conferencing facilities, enabling the team to continue working efficiently during these unprecedented times.

We hope that all of our clients, partners and associates are keeping well under the current circumstances and encourage everyone to know that BUG is still ‘open for business’ if you need to get in touch about any ongoing or future project requirements.


We’re all looking forward to being able to meet again face-to-face, but in the meantime please feel free to pick up the phone, or contact us via email or video chat.

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