COVID-19 Update for 2021 Excavation Volunteers (12th January 2021)
Dear Vindolanda excavation volunteers and dear friends,
The Vindolanda Trust hopes to continue with the excavations at Vindolanda in 2021. The excavations will take place with volunteers who have chosen to defer their places from 2020. Due to the continuing uncertainty around the global pandemic the Trust will not be opening new excavation only applications for the 2021 excavations as they are fully booked by those deferring from 2020.
Below is a list of excavation and post-excavation protocols which the Vindolanda has put into place to help make the experience of volunteering at the site as safe and secure as possible. The protocols will be updated if and when rules change surrounding covid19 secure volunteering environments in 2021.
If you are booked in to join the team please check below before you make your journey to the site.
The Vindolanda Trusts archaeological team.
Excavation covid19-secure protocols
Robin Birley Archaeological Centre protocols:
The measures are in place to protect you. We will remind you of them when you join us, and keep them up to date on the website.
More information about next years excavation, when you can book a place, how much it will cost and what the sessions are will appear on this page.
Each year the excavation are supported by a dedicated post-excavation volunteer team who process the material from the dig. There are up to four places available for each of the six two-week periods listed throughout the year.
If you are interested in excavating you need to know what is involved with the process so you can make the decision if excavating and archaeology at Vindolanda is the right thing for you.