The play areas and outdoor fitness equipment in Pittville Park will be open from Saturday 4 July 2020, in line with government guidance.

To stop the spread of COVID-19, the council is asking everyone to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines and guidance posters will be available for all to follow at both the play areas and the outdoor fitness equipment locations.

Cllr Chris Coleman, member for clean and green environment, said: “Parks and play areas offer enjoyment for everyone and we are pleased to welcome people back. However, we need people to stay alert, maintain social distance, follow hygiene measures such as frequent hand washing, bringing your own hand sanitiser or wipes and follow the guidance on the posters at the play and fitness equipment areas. With young children we know social distancing is challenging so some play equipment has been removed to encourage distance and markers will be in place to guide visitors, where required. We would ask everyone to be patient and considerate of others while using the play areas”.

There will be social distancing and queuing markers on the ground and arrows to guide visitors where appropriate. The play area will be closed daily between 7am and 9am to facilitate maintenance activities.