The following guidance has been issued by Trafford Council

Our parks and green spaces are staying open for the moment. But following the Government’s announcement last night, we have taken the decision to close all park facilities including bowling greens, pets corners, tennis courts and MUGAs in addition to the play areas. Public toilets in parks are now also closed and the Pitch and Putt at Woodheys Park will not open until further notice. This decision was not taken lightly, but in the interest of safety, we felt this was the best way to help protect our park users and encourage social distancing in groups of no more than two individuals.

The update below will be issued on the Trafford Council website. Closure notices will be posted at entrances to park facilities such as bowling greens, tennis courts and pets corners.

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Parks and green spaces

Our parks and green spaces are staying open for the moment so you can relax and get some fresh air. Please follow the Government’s social distancing guidance by keeping two metres apart from other people. To help you and your family stay safe, all play areas bowling greens and pets corners are now closed until further notice. Where these facilities are gated, these will be locked and should not be used.

Please follow this advice:
  • Please do not use park facilities including bowling greens, pets corners, tennis courts and MUGAs.  These are closed until further notice
  • Please be aware that public toilets in parks are closed until further notice
  • If you are using our parks and green spaces, please be aware that we will try and cut the grass but it may not always be possible. Do not contact us about the length of the grass in parks
  • Continue to use the litter bins. We are still emptying them as normal. If you see a full litter bin, please report on www.trafford.gov.uk/report-it or contact us on 03330 035865
  • We encourage everyone to follow Government guidance on minimising mass gatherings or events and ask that you follow these in our parks and green spaces. If visiting a park with friends or family, please remember that groups of no more than two people are allowed, and you should keep two meters apart from each other. This guidance is under review and may change following the latest Government advice
  • You should continue to take simple steps such as washing your hands regularly. It is important at this time for us all to follow good hygiene practices by washing our hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Catch it – Germs spread easily. Always carry tissues and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
  • Bin it – Dispose of your tissue as soon as possible in the nearest litter bin
  • Kill it – Hands can transfer germs to every surface you touch. Wash your hands as soon as you can

Hopefully, you’ll keep well and safe.

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