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Carlisle parks and open spaces advice

Carlisle’s parks and green spaces remain open, but to ensure they stay open for everyone to use, Carlisle City Council is advising visitors to follow the Government’s rules to stop the spread of COVID-19.

This means one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household. When doing this, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

When using Carlisle’s parks or green spaces, it is vital that you take these steps:

  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptoms – See NHS guidelines if this applies to you.
  • Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily.
  • Observe social distancing, staying at least two metres apart from other people.
  • You should only go outside alone or with members of your own household. Gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces are not allowed.
  • Avoid touching surfaces (such as gates or handrails) and your mouth and face. Please follow Public Health England advice on hand washing including washing your hands as soon as you get home.
  • Keep your dog(s) on leads at all times.
  • Do not use areas of the park that have been closed such as play areas, outdoor exercise areas or sports facilities – these are closed for your safety.
  • Wash your hands when you get home.

Following government guidance, play areas, multi-use games areas, outdoor exercise areas and the skate park in Castle car park remain closed.

Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Most people are abiding by the social distancing government advice and we’d like to thank those that are protecting the NHS by following the rules and only taking one form of daily exercise a day. I know this must be difficult for those that have no gardens or have small children, but if we follow the rules, we’re supporting our local communities.”

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