Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust has announced that it has suspended all volunteering until the end of January.

The wildlife conservation charity said they made the difficult decision amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust said: "As the situation with the new strain of Covid-19 continues to worsen, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all volunteering until the end of January 2021, when this will be reviewed.

"We understand that our supporters may find this disappointing, but, for the time being, we feel that it is the right thing to do.

"This is not about what we can do, but what we should do. We look forward to seeing our volunteers again when the situation improves."

The charity's shop and office in Welshpool remains closed, and staff are working from home.

All nature reserves are open apart from Cwm y Wydden near Manafon, Coed Pendugwm near Pontrobert, Cors Dyfi and Morfa Dyfi near Machynlleth.

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust said: "Now, more than ever, we are relying on the generosity of our supporters to help us protect and promote the wildlife of Montgomeryshire.

"Your membership is greatly appreciated and we ask you to bear with us through this challenging time."