Statement on Coronavirus

Updated 8th January

In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and protect lives, we must all follow the Government’s guidelines in relation to COVID-19.

For the latest information, please refer to the Government website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please find our latest updates below;

Use of the parks

At all times, you should observe social distancing which means staying at least 2 metres apart from other people you do not live with. You should not meet indoors with anyone not in your household or social bubble. You can leave your home for exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. You can travel for outdoor exercise, this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space).

If you feel unwell, or anyone in your household has symptoms, we ask that you please do not attend any of our parks and follow the Government advice to self-isolate.

Events and activities

Apart from our online talks, all of our events and activities are cancelled until further notice in line with government restrictions.

Please refer to our what’s on page for the latest updates – we will contact and refund ticket holders as soon as possible if cancellations apply.

All third party activities such as fitness groups are suspended. 1-2-1 personal training sessions are still permitted under the current government guidelines but outdoor gym equipment should not be used.

All water based activities and clubs are suspended, as are land based club activities such as archery.

Play areas and outdoor gym equipment

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, all of our outdoor gym equipment will be closed until further notice. Play areas across the parks can remain open with restrictions in place, find out more here.

Our work and our staff

The majority of our landscape maintenance work can continue as planned with some additional safety measures in place. We continue to follow the latest government advice regarding safe working practices.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteering programme is largely suspended but some roles such as Rangers and Wardens can continue as long as the Government restrictions are followed. We ask these individuals only to continue volunteering with us if they feel safe to do so, they are not in the extremely clinically extremely vulnerable group and they are not having to self-isolate.

Please note we are not recruiting new volunteers at this time. Any other enquiries relating to volunteering can be sent to volunteering@theparkstrust.com.

We will continue to follow latest government advice and will update our statements and website as soon as we know more.  In the meantime, please keep safe.

Download the risk assessment detailing the safety control measures needed in response to Covid-19

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