An Active City for All; our outdoor spaces and places

Following measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19, the Government has now announced that the nation will enter step 2 of their roadmap out of lockdown.

As part of step 2, indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings.

This is in addition to permissions set out in step 1, which include outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, being open, and people being able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

During this time it is important that you stay vigilant and follow government advice on social distancing, wearing a mask, and hand hygeine. You can find out more information on the goverment website.

Staying active is vital to everyone’s physical and mental wellbeing. Therefore, in line with current Government guidelines all our parks, open spaces and playgrounds will remain open. You can find details on our parks and open spaces here.

Please help us to help you and others stay active and maintain an Active City for All by remembering hands -face-space whenever you are outdoors.

There are loads of great ways you can get and stay active at home or out in your garden, if you have one, including 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.

For general information and support as a London-based activity provider, please visit the London Sport COVID-19 page.


Published 27 March 2020

Last updated 21 April 2021

12 Apil 2021 updateg Govt. advice following new guidance on outdoor sports and activities

29 March 2021 updated with Govt. advice for step 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown

7 January 2021 updated Govt. advice following implementation of national lockdown

20 December 2020 updated Govt. advice to reflect new tier designation.

5 November 2020 updated advice on temporary lockdown measures and facility closures.

3 November 2020 updated advice current tier advice and upcoming closures.

9 September 2020 Updated guidance on meeting other people.

20 July 2020 updated in-line with latest Govt. guidance.

11 July 2020 updated in-line with latest Govt. guidance.

04 July 2020 updated in-line with latest Govt. guidance.

01 June 2020 updated in-line with latest Govt. guidance.

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

3 April 2020 Additional guidance on dog walking added.

27 March 2020 First published.