Forest Research’s main research stations at Alice Holt in Surrey and the Northern Research Station near Edinburgh are open, but on reduced hours. All other Forest Research field stations are closed for the time being. The majority of staff are working from home. There are, however, a limited number of staff carrying out operationally essential work at research stations and in the field, as this cannot be undertaken from home. This includes vital tree health disease research and responding to plant health emergency events to support UK trade, public safety inspections, IT connectivity and support, research laboratory facilities management and security.