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Yesterday we started a phased reopening of play and outdoor gym facilities in parks. We currently anticipate this will take two weeks to complete, with all facilities being open by the end of July.
After being closed for a significant amount of time, we need to ensure they are safe to reopen. This involves carrying out risk assessments, cleaning, installing new signage and removing the miles of temporary fencing that was erected.
The timeline on our parks pages provide an indication of when we expect each site to open. Please make sure you check before you turn up.
We are only able to re-open these facilities with your help.
- Please do not use if you feel ill or are self-isolating
- Sanitise your hands regularly while using the equipment and remember to wash your hands as soon as you are able to do so after use
- Stay a safe distance from others
- Do not eat or drink within the facilities
- If the facility is busy, wait patiently until you can use it safely, or come back when it is less busy
Earlier this month the Government updated its guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic.
Information has been added in a number of languages: Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Somali, Urdu.
From adapting practices to reduce the spread of infection, to singing and the use of shared items, visit the Government website for a full guide.
You can now exercise with up to five other people from outside of your household after the Government published guidance on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England (external link).
Groups of more than six people from up to two households are also permitted to gather indoors or outdoors, but only if the members of the different households can follow social distancing guidelines.
If not, gatherings of more than six people are only permitted if it is essential for work purposes.
When you want to exercise outdoors, you should always:
• Check in advance the facilities have reopened
• If possible, hand sanitise at intervals if you have to touch communal surfaces.
• Once you are home, remember to wash your hands
• Avoid using shared equipment (EG: racquets and bats)
• If catering facilities are open (for takeaway items), respect social distancing while queuing. Do not share food items, cups, plates or eating utensils with anyone else.
If you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or you are living in a household with somebody who has a suspected or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, please remain at home and refrain from inviting or welcoming visitors round to your household.
You shouldn’t exercise outside your home or garden and exercise with others if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace as you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case. Even if you never get symptoms, you can still spread the virus to others.
The Government has also published guidance on using sports facilities (external link), individual sports (external link) and organising outdoor sport and physical activity events (external link).
There’s also associated public health information for carers and parents (external link) and people who are clinically vulnerable (such as people aged 70 and over) (external link).
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