Physical distancing at all times for all parks users

Londoners have been heeding the stark messages from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to stop socialising in parks.

Parks and open spaces have a valuable role to play in helping to maintain people's physical and mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. Especially for those without their own private outdoor spaces.

The national message is stay at home unless it's essential to go out for food or medicine. Exercise is allowed in parks and open spaces as long as people observe the rule of maintaining a two metre distance from others. The Police now have the power to break-up groups of more than two, except for family members exercising or on essential trips.

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Some parks and open spaces, like Epping Forest, have been closed to the public as have most playgrounds, park cafes, cricket pitches and tennis courts.

The main messages are stay at home, keep a two metre physical distance from others if you venture outdoors on essential trips, wash your hands and follow the latest health advice, which can be found online: NHS.UK/coronavirus or GOV.UK/coronavirus.

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