Parks and open spaces and Covid-19 guidance

Continue to follow the rules to keep yourself and others safe and protect our most vulnerable residents. 

  • Do not leave home if you have any symptoms – fever, coughs, shortness of breath or are self-isolating
  • Always keep at safe distance from anyone outside your household and do not enter if you cannot stay at a safe distance (2 metres) from others
  • Keep your dog on a lead, to ensure you can keep a safe distance from others
  • Dispose of litter and dog mess in bins provided or take it home for safe disposal
  • Follow hygiene advice, avoid touching surfaces (such as benches) and wash your hands as soon as you are back home

You can now do the following, but must follow social distancing guidelines:

  • Exercise
  • Socialise in a group of up to six people outside
  • Use our play areas and outdoor gyms

Please do not:

  • Meet more than six people outside
  • Light fires or barbecues, although picnics are allowed
  • Meet more than one person from a different household outside


Volunteering in parks and open spaces

You can volunteer if:

Please get in touch with if you wish to volunteer, for specific advice dependant on your needs please contact

Advice and guidance for attending allotments

You can visit your allotment in a group of up to six people but MUST maintain social distancing. It is still advisable to limit contact with those outside your household.

  • Do not visit your allotment if you have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating
  • You are still advised not the visit your allotment if you are in a high-risk group
  • Maintain a 2 metre distance from other plot holders, where possible
  • You can visit your allotment with members of your household
  • Visits to allotments are not time restricted
  • Keep hand sanitiser with you, use before and after touching any gates/locks or similar
  • Wash your hands with hand sanitiser regularly – ideally take a flask of hot water, soap and paper towels with you
  • Do not wash your hands in the water tanks
  • Avoid touching your mouth and face
  • Do not share tools or other items with fellow plot holder
  • Wash your hands when you get home
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