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Skatepark shut following Government advice on protecting people

Published: 30 March 2020

FLowerpot Skatepark Skatepark shut

Flowerpot Skatepark has been closed by our Public and Green Spaces Team following Government advice on social distancing.

The popular skatepark was shut in line with advice on social distancing and the need to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

The Government has stated that all communal places within parks such as sports courts, playgrounds and outdoor gyms are closed to protect everyone’s health.

You can still go to the park for outdoor exercise once a day, but only alone or with members of your household, not in groups.

Households are being asked to use parks responsibly and keep two metres apart from others at all times.

Unless you are with members of your household, gatherings of more than two people in parks and other public spaces have been banned. The police have the powers to disperse gatherings and issue fines if necessary.

As a reminder, the Government has stated that you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
  • Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home

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