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We have lots of great parks and open spaces across the city.

Under National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions you can visit our parks:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with,
  • with your support bubble,
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Children under 5, and up to two carers for a person with a disability who needs continuous care are not counted towards the outdoors gatherings limit.

You should also make sure you’re following national guidance on social distancing and if with a person from outside your household you should maintain 2m social distance at all times.

Children’s play facilities, outdoor gym equipment and sports courts will remain open, but you must follow safety guidance and national rules when using them.

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.

Adventure playgrounds are open, but there are limits in place for the number of children that can access them at any one time. If you would like to join a session, get in touch with your local adventure playground.

If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of coronavirus, return home and request a test straight away at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

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

We have a dedicated team of business compliance officers on duty every day to make sure businesses are following coronavirus safety measures. Anyone with concerns about a business that may be operating unsafely can contact the council’s coronavirus enforcement team online.

Using public spaces

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.

If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of coronavirus, return home and request a test straight away at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

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

We have a dedicated team of business compliance officers on duty every day to make sure businesses are following coronavirus safety measures. Anyone with concerns about a business that may be operating unsafely can contact the council’s coronavirus enforcement team online.