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Coronavirus: information and advice

We're constantly reviewing and making changes to some of our services in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Play areas

Using our parks and open spaces

Updated 22 May 2020

It takes lots of people from a whole range of groups and organisations to make our parks, open spaces and play areas bustling with fun activities and places everyone can enjoy.

The developing coronavirus situation means that currently:

•  play areas must not be used
•  activities – ranging from park run to pitch and kick, pétanque to model-boating, even the action days organised by dedicated and committed teams of volunteers – cannot take place.
•  toilets are closed

Your local park or open space, however, can be a good place to enjoy fresh air.

It’s important to make sure you keep yourself, your family and others safe by:

•  keeping a good distance (at least two metres/6 feet) from anyone who does not live in your home with you
•  not gathering, including playing group sports, with people you do not live with. While one person may now meet one other person who does not live with them in a public open space, there is a national ban on gatherings of more than two people who do not live in the same household
•  not using the play and sports equipment
•  washing your hands when you’re back indoors (and use of hand sanitiser when you’re out and about is recommended where hand-washing is not possible).

Thank you for using these spaces safely and responsibly.

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