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Coronavirus effects on council services

Parks, playgrounds and green gyms

Updated: 18 May 2021

Our parks, playgrounds, green gyms and outdoor courts are open under step 3 (17 May 2021) of the covid restrictions. 

Please follow government guidance which includes the below.

  • Adults and children can take part in outdoor sport with any number of participants, where it is formally organised (for example, by a national governing body, business or charity) and follows COVID-secure guidance. This applies to organised outdoor (individual and team) sports, outdoor exercise classes, organised sports participation events and outdoor licensed physical activity.
  • Children can take part in outdoor childcare and supervised activities with any number of participants, including sport and physical activity (such as community sport clubs).
  • Team sports which require participants to be in frequent close proximity to each other (such as rugby league, rugby union, netball) should adapt both training and game-play to reduce the level of contact so far as reasonably possible and take steps to minimise risk. Your NGB or sport provider should set out any adaptations required for safe provision in their guidance, or you can contact them through their website for more information.
  • Approved contact combat sports can resume outdoors at phase 2 of the contact combat sports framework for children, and phase 1 for adults. You can find more information on contact combat sport phases in the guidance