Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 17 May. You can meet outdoors in a group of up to 30, and you are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the government guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Our green spaces remain open for you to use, and outdoor facilities have re-opened.

To stay safe, you must:

  • take hygiene precautions when you are outside
  • wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
  • take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities
  • exercise caution and consider the government guidance on risks associated with COVID-19

What's open:

  • All parks and green space
  • Cafes at Jephson Gardens, Victoria Park and St. Nicholas park and take away refreshments at Abbey Fields.
  • Toilets in Abbey Fields, St. Nicholas Park, Victoria park and Jephson Gardens
  • Children’s play areas
  • Skate/bike facilities
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • Tennis courts at Christchurch Gardens*, Abbey Fields, Victoria Park and St. Nicholas park
  • Grass football pitches
  • Multi use ball courts (fenced off tarmac areas for football and basketball)

* Christchurch Gardens tennis courts are open until 18 April where they will be closed for approximately 2 weeks for repainting

Play Areas

Play areas remain open. Please ensure you follow safe social distancing and follow the below safety information to allow everyone the chance to enjoy them:

  • No food or drink in the play areas
  • 10 minutes per piece of equipment
  • Only family groups to use the equipment together
  • Do not touch your face and clean your hands after playing on each piece of equipment
  • Follow public health guidance for hygiene
  • Please wait in a safe space until the item you want to use is free
  • If the area is busy, please come back later
  • Do not play or attend the park if you are self-isolating

Read the full guidance on access to green spaces.