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Keep Solihull’s open spaces safe, urges council leader

Solihull Editorial 14th May, 2020   0

SOLIHULL council’s leader has urged people to continue to be cautious and keep social distancing in the borough’s open spaces, as the lockdown is eased.

In his latest statement during the coronavirus pandemic today, councillor Ian Courts said: “Yesterday heralded the first of many small alterations to guidelines that we can expect in the coming months, as our response to this pandemic changes.

“We have the Government’s guidance for getting people back into workplaces and we can now enjoy our parks and open spaces for both exercise and relaxation, even meeting up with a family member or friend, although we must still abide by the physical distancing rules.

”These first changes to the lockdown are welcome, but it is only the first of many small steps.  We still need to guard against spreading the virus; we still need to save lives.

”When I go for my daily walk, I see people crossing the road to keep their distance as a norm now; I also see some in shops being equally careless, ignoring the “one way system” and getting far too close to others. For now, enjoy our re-opened tennis courts, a round of golf or maybe an afternoon of fishing.

“But please enjoy the new relaxation of the guidelines responsibly.

“Our parks may be busier now there is no time limit, so please observe the 2m social distancing rule and keep us all safe. Don’t forget why we had to introduce the lockdown in the first place.

”Stay alert, help control the virus, save lives.  We don’t want a second spike.”

Please take care.”


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