Parks stay open but with restrictions
We are continuing to follow Government guidelines in our response to the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.
Following the latest announcement from the Government, we have closed all play areas, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAS), and outdoor fitness equipment in all our parks and green spaces across the district.
Parks and green spaces will stay open for the time being, pending further Government decisions and providing people don’t overcrowd these areas and follow the rules on social distancing, hand hygiene and staying home if they have symptoms or may have been in to contact with anyone who has symptoms.
We are doing all that we can to try and halt the spread of coronavirus in the district. This is very serious and we need people to get the message and to stay at home.
This is not a holiday or the time to meet up, have picnics, exercise or walk dogs in groups or sadly for children to play together in groups.
We need to put those things aside, get creative and find alternative ways to keep active and keep in touch. We know this is going to be difficult, we will get though this, but people need to take this seriously.
If you feel it is absolutely necessary to go to these areas and you don’t have access to a garden or any outdoor space, we ask that you follow the rules of social distancing and hand hygiene. This means keep at least 2 meters or 6 feet away from others and washing hands thoroughly and more often. If you have symptoms or may have been in contact with any one who has symptom go home and stay at home.
If people can’t do this then we may be forced to close these spaces altogether.
Use of the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use the NHS 111 online service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/