Statement on Coronavirus

Updated 10th September 2020

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 guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you keep your distance from anyone outside your household or those not in your social bubble. You must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6.

You can travel to outdoor open space irrespective of distance. You can find a map of the parks in Milton Keynes here.

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

We are pleased to confirm that small events and activities with limited capacities have now resumed in the parks. Online booking is essential for these events and activities so we can ensure social distancing can be maintained. We will store the bookers contact details for the NHS Track and Trace system.

From Monday 14th September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. COVID-19 Secure venues can still host larger numbers in total at an event or activity but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. Therefore we have updated our booking system to not allow groups of more than 6 people.

Some of our events and activities have been cancelled, postponed or changed format. Please see our individual event pages for more information. If we cancel an event due to the COVID-19 restrictions, you will be entitled to a full refund.

We are working closely with all licensees who are running third party activity in our parkland so that they are following the latest guidelines.

Play areas and outdoor gym equipment

Play areas and outdoor gym equipment reopened on Saturday 4th July with new restrictions and guidance in place. Find out more here.

Our work and our staff

The majority of our landscape maintenance work has now been able to resume across the parks, however, there have been some cutbacks due to a reduction in funding. Such financial cutbacks have meant we have had to suspend elements of tree work, path resurfacing, re-modelling works and some of our replacement planting.

Our Campbell Park office is now open for sales of firewood and appointments with members of our team. Some of our staff will continue to work remotely for the time being. We continue to follow the latest Government advice regarding safe working practices.


Our Volunteers

Many of our volunteering roles have now resumed with new measures in place. Any volunteers wishing to return must re-register, please email volunteering@theparkstrust.com. Please note we are not recruiting new volunteers at this time.

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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