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Under the government’s roadmap out of lockdown up to six people who don’t live together can visit our parks as a group. Two households can also meet outside, even if this goes above six people – for example, if you have two families of four, they can meet. Keep at a safe distance from people who are not in your household.

Children’s play facilities, outdoor gym equipment and sports courts are 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 coronavirus 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.

Outdoor sports and leisure facilities

Under the government’s roadmap out of lockdown:

  • Outdoor sport and leisure facilities can reopen, including golf courses, sports courts and open air pools. Social distancing measures will be in place.
  • Organised outdoor sport can restart, including grassroots football. While these aren’t subject to the rule of six, there will be guidance in place to keep people as safe as possible.

From Monday 29 March we reopened:

  • Outdoor sport and leisure facilities, including tennis courts, outdoor fitness areas and Great Salterns Golf Course. Find out more about sports and leisure facilities

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 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.
  • Up to six people can now meet outside. Two households can also meet outside, even if this goes above six people – for example, if you have two families of four, they can meet. Keep at a safe distance from those not in your household.

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.