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Robinswood Hill car park closed during Coronavirus outbreak

Published
30.03.2020

The car park at Robinswood Hill Country Park is closed from Monday 30 March 2020 during the Coronavirus outbreak to encourage people not to drive to the park for a walk.

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The public car park at Robinswood Hill Country Park is to close from today (Monday 30 March 2020) during the Coronavirus outbreak to encourage people to follow Government guidance.

It’s the latest measure introduced by the council after people have been driving to the country park to go for a walk.

Guidance from Public Health England and Government states that people can leave the house to exercise once per day. However, the public must not drive to a location to do this.

The hill remains open to those who are able to reach it on foot from home, but anyone living far enough away to require driving there should not do so.

Cllr Richard Cook, Leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “While we appreciate that people want to stay healthy and make use of the open spaces available, the government guidance is clear.

“If you want to exercise, your journey must start from home either on foot or by bicycle. You absolutely should not drive to a location to then conduct your exercise.

“Everyone should also practice social distancing while taking exercise. Please remember to keep at least 2 metres away from anyone who is not part of your household.

“Lastly, when you return home remember to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds with the proper technique advised by the NHS.”

Government guidance on accessing green spaces can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-guidance-on-access-to-green-spaces

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