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Staffordshire will move to very high COVID alert level on 2 December

List of parks, picnic areas and greenways

Coronavirus - latest guidance 

From 5 November 2020, national restrictions will apply in England requiring us to stay at home except for specific purposes. In general, you must not meet people socially. However, you can exercise or visit outdoor public places with:

  • the people you live with
  • your support bubble
  • or, when on your own, 1 person from another household. Children under 5, as well as disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside

You can travel to spend time or exercise outdoors - this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)

Please note: Car parks on our country parks and countryside sites remain open. Some facilities may not be available. We are trying to keep toilets open where possible, though service may be impacted by staff availability. Cafes at Cannock Chase and Chasewater remain open for take away service. Visitor Centres will be closed and play areas will remain closed.

Guidance

For everyone’s safety, please stay at home to help control the virus. 

Please follow this guidance: 

  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines when meeting with anyone from outside your household.
  • You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with:
    • the people you live with
    • your support bubble
    • or, when on your own, 1 person from another household. Children under 5, as well as disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside
  • You can travel to spend time or exercise outdoors - this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)
  • You shouldn’t travel with someone from outside your household or bubble unless you can practise social distancing - for example by cycling.
  • Keep the recommended distance if you encounter other users, staff or landowners - 2 metres (6 feet) apart 
  • Please leave gates on rights of way as you find them - some landowners may tie gates open at this time to avoid the need for path users to touch the gate
  • On rights of way, consider using any alternative routes suggested that enable you to avoid going near houses and working farm or stable areas
  • Follow the Countryside Code
  • You may want to wear gloves to prevent infection when using gates and stiles
  • Wash your hands when you return home

Please help us to keep the sites safe, usable and wildlife friendly: 

  • Taking your litter home so our staff can focus on critical operations
  • Stay on paths and keep dogs on leads 

Guidance for landowners of rights of way is on the rights of way coronavirus page. 

Please note that our Rangers and Rights of Way staff are focusing on essential duties, so may not be able to respond to other matters at this time.

 


 

Our country parks and picnic areas are great places to take a walk, enjoy nature or get active. Select the links below to find out more about the sites.

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