WWOOFing and Coronavirus (Covid-19)
From 24th February 2022 the Government has lifted all remaining restrictions, although it should be noted that rules and guidelines are still subtly different in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. For up-to-date information visit the official UK Government’s website here
WWOOF UK acknowledges vaccination is an emotive issue and a matter for personal choice. We make no recommendations on vaccinations.
Everyone over the age of 12 in the UK is eligible for Covid vaccination. Uptake has been high and many people are now fully vaccinated and boosted. It is up to hosts and WWOOFers to decide on their own position and approach.
Health information can be a sensitive and private matter. However if you do feel strongly either way and this is likely to impact decisions around your visit, we recommend making that clear, either on your profile or with your first contact regarding the visit.
Travelling to the UK
Advice and requirements relating to Covid are changing all the time. We recommend you find the most current information by visiting the Government’s website here. This link provides information for travel to England but information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can be accessed from further down the same page.
COVID has underlined how being outside in nature and growing and nurturing food is vital to everyone’s physical and mental health and, just as importantly, the health of the planet. As soon as the long term outlook on COVID is fully clear we aim to re-energise WWOOFing and reboot the concept of supporting and learning about organic and sustainable production through mutual, non-monetary exchange.
We update our News page with stories and information from the world of WWOOF and beyond. We’re also active on social media; you can find us @wwoofuk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #wwoofuk. Our members-only forum is also available to get in touch with each other and post questions,
If you have any thoughts on the future of WWOOF or have a story you’d like to share, do contact us.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
WWOOF UK Staff and Trustees