Archives for March 27, 2020

An Active City for All; our outdoor spaces and places

Staying active is vital to everyone’s physical and mental wellbeing. Therefore, in-line with current Government advice, our parks and open spaces will continue to remain open. However, our playgrounds and outdoor gyms/trim trails will remain closed.

Following the Government update (10 May 2020), we have now re-opened our multi-use games areas (MUGA’s), sports courts and pitches, table tennis tables and other communal recreation areas across the City.

Please help us, to help you and others stay active and maintain an Active City for All, while staying well. At all times, you should continue to observe the government’s social distancing advice when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres away from anyone outside your household.

If you’re going outside to get or stay active, please:

  • limit your contact with other people
  • keep your distance (stay 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household)
  • travel on foot or by bike
  • do not use public transport
  • do not gather in groups of more than 2 people, excluding members of your household
  • wash your hands for 20 seconds when you get home

See the full list of Government rules. More information is available on the Mayor of London website.​

If you don’t think that’s possible, then there are loads of great ways you can get and stay active at home or out in your garden (if you have one!). There are some great ideas to help everyone stay active on our activity finder, the Sport England website or search #StayInWorkOut on social media.

We will continue to keep this situation under constant review.

You can find information about coronavirus (COVID-19) including what you can do to protect yourself, and the impact of the disease on our services on the main Council website.


Published 27 March 2020

Last updated 15 May 2020

12 May 2020 Updated in line with latest Govt. guidance.

3 April 2020 Additional guidance on dog walking added.

27 March 2020 First published.