13
May
2020
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12:42
Europe/London

Follow the latest guidance in our parks and open spaces

Following the recent government announcement, from today (Wednesday, 13 May 2020) the guidance on how you can use parks and open spaces has changed.

You can now exercise for an unlimited amount of time outdoors. When outside, you must keep a safe social distance from people who don’t live with you at all times. Always wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.

You can also spend time outdoors, including to exercise, with one person who is not in your household, as long as you stay 2 metres apart. It’s important that you do not gather or play sports in groups of more than two with people from outside your household.This is to keep everyone safe.

Outdoor gyms, skate parks and playgrounds will remain closed as these spaces have a higher risk of close contact. You also cannot exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool.

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus please follow the guidance and use parks and open spaces responsibly. Take extra care at entrances and exits and avoid parks and open spaces when busy to help keep a safe social distance.

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden
Firstly, I want to thank Camden residents for their huge efforts so far – thanks to their cooperation since the start of lockdown we’ve been able to keep parks open. I know the latest Government guidance will be a huge relief to many, allowing residents more time to escape the four walls of their home and giving them greater opportunity to exercise, which is so important for physical and mental health.

 

However, I must stress – this is not party time in our parks. We all have a responsibility to take extra care, to recognise we are trying to control this virus to protect the NHS and save lives. I therefore urge all Camden residents to practise social distancing when out and about at all times and to show extra consideration for our park staff – taking any litter home with you and complying with the guidelines at all times.
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden

 

Full Government guidance

For more information, a list of FAQs can be found on the government website.