Members of the public are being reminded to social distance and follow the latest government guidance when visiting County Durham’s parks, beaches and open spaces.
In a TV broadcast on Sunday night followed by the publication of The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out how people can exercise as many times a day as they want, from today (Wednesday 13 May.)
Under the new guidance, people can drive to parks, beaches and open spaces irrespective of distance as long as they respect social distancing guidelines to remain two metres (six feet) away from people outside their household.
The new guidelines also allow people to meet up with one person from outside their household, as long as they observe social distancing.
Cafes and visitor centres at Durham County Council’s Hardwick, Riverside and Wharton Parks, and The Lodge visitor centre at its Blackhill and Consett Park remain closed until further notice.
For more information, visit www.durham.gov.uk/parks.