Rushcliffe Borough Council is appealing to residents to use its parks, open spaces and play areas at quieter times of the week and weekend to avoid overcrowding and ensure all continue to play their part in reducing transmission of COVID-19.
The authority is aware of how popular the sites are across the Borough at this difficult time, particularly at weekends.
Therefore it is asking local people and visitors to adjust their regular routines to return at quieter times should they find facilities already busy during the current national restrictions.
All visitors to the sites should follow the on-site signage to socially distance from others at all times.
They should also wash their hands before and immediately after visiting and only one parent or support bubble member should accompany a child at any play area. No one should visit a site if they feel unwell.
All sites remain open in line with current central government advice as the authority recognises the important physical and mental benefits of fresh air and exercise.
It has now closed skate parks in line with Skate England advice which includes the skate park and 4X Bike Track at Rushcliffe Country Park.
Outdoor gym equipment at all sites remain closed as per the government guidance.
The Council’s ambassadors are continuing to provide advice and reassurance at sites across the Borough, highlighting signage that reiterates the measures to follow at each location.
Sanitisation of facilities at all play parks takes place routinely each day and any feedback on the sites is requested to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org