SOLIHULL residents hoping to enjoy the borough’s parks as the government relaxes the coronavirus lockdown are being asked to visit them ‘responsibly.’
People can now head to parks relaxation as well as exercise from May 13.
Solihull Council said the visitors to Solihull’s parks and open spaces will see new signage asking them to observe the two metre social distancing guidance if they are with somebody who they don’t live with.
Car parks and tennis courts will also reopen. Courts can be booked via clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisInSolihull
However, outdoor gyms, play areas, multi-use games areas and other equipment will remain closed as there is a higher risk of close contact and touching surfaces contaminated with COVID-19 in these spaces.
Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways Coun Ken Hawkins said: “We welcome the new Government guidance which allows people to enjoy our parks for both exercise and relaxation.
“Our beautiful parks have become even more important for people’s physical and mental health but please enjoy them safely and sensibly.
“You can visit with people you live with or one person that you don’t live with. If you’re with someone you don’t live with, remember to observe the two metre social distancing guidance. So no team sports apart from members of your own household.