New measures announced by the government to fight the coronavirus emergency.
In line with the strict new measures announced by the government to fight the coronavirus emergency Warwick District Council has closed all children’s play areas, outdoor gym equipment, public toilets and tennis courts until further notice.
While all of the district’s public parks and open spaces remain open, the Council is appealing to local people in the strongest possible terms to adhere to the rules stated by the government regarding social distancing when visiting.
Warwick District’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, Councillor David Norris commented;
“We are urging everyone in our district to play their part in protecting the NHS and saving lives in this national emergency. In the coming weeks as we move into the spring and summer, a daily walk or run in one of our parks is going to play an increasingly important role in maintaining your health and wellbeing. However, the Council will not be able to keep these spaces open if local people do not adhere to the social distancing rules; visiting for exercise either by yourself or with the people you live with, maintaining a distance of more than two metres from other users, not gathering in groups of more than two and limiting visits to once a day.”
Update 1 April 2020
Following new advice received from Warwickshire Police to fight the Coronavirus emergency Warwick District Council has taken further measures to safeguard the public.
This has included closing a number of public car parks including Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre and Radford Road and cordoning off the Victoria Park skate park.
While all the district’s public parks and open spaces remain open, the Council is reminding everyone from families with teenagers to dog walkers to adhere to the rules and guidelines which have been put in place by the government to protect the NHS and save lives during this national emergency;
- Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
- Only go outside alone or with members of your own household
- Keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
- Be aware that gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this
- If you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air
- Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors