Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

We have lots of great parks and open spaces across the city - which are open for people to use for exercise with their household. 

The children's play facilities and outdoor gym equipment in these areas are currently closed. 

Our parks will continue to be maintained so that people can continue to enjoy them in line with latest government advice. When enjoying our parks and open spaces, help make them a rubbish free zone. See our anti-littering page for more information.

Sports facilities

Following changes to Government guidance, the following sports facilities are now open:

You must follow national social distancing guidelines at all times while using these facilities, more information on these is available on the government website

Under the updated guidelines play parks, play equipment and outdoor gyms must not be used. Adventure playgrounds will remain closed.

We will continue to update this list over the coming days.

Using public spaces

It is essential to use public spaces in line with the Government's instructions.

  • You must follow social distancing guidelines, staying at least 2m away from people outside your household.
  • You can meet in a group of up to six people but you must follow social distancing guidelines with people from a different household (including staying 2m apart)

To stay safe, you must:

  • take hygiene precautions when you are outside
  • wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
  • keep at least two metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
  • take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities

Play parks, play equipment and outdoor gyms cannot be used.

It is essential to use these spaces in line with the Government's instructions.

  • You must follow social distancing guidelines, staying at least 2m away from people outside your household.
  • You can meet one other person from a different household, while following social distancing guidance.
  • You must continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap, or hand sanitiser if soap and water is not available.

Play parks, play equipment and outdoor gyms cannot be used.

If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of coronavirus, you must stay at home. You can read the NHS's latest health guidance here.

The Government has issued guidance on what you can and can't do, as well as instructions on how to stay safe outside of your home.

Organisations running outdoor spaces should follow the information set out in the Government's 'Safer Public Spaces' guidance and accompanying coronavirus regulations.

If you think people are breaking social distancing guidelines, you can report it to the police using their online form.

If you think a business is operating in a way it shouldn't be, you can report it to us using this form.

Seafront

Road closures

The seafront roads are closed to vehicles to give more space for people to social distance whilst they run, walk and cycle along the seafront.

The road is closed between two sections:

  • the ocean at the end of the lane (Western end of Canoe Lake) and St George's Road
  • the D-Day Car Park to Hovertravel.

All sea front car parks except Canoe Lake car park are open and charges apply.