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Current Coronavirus restrictions

List of parks, picnic areas and greenways

Coronavirus - latest guidance 

Stay local

From 17 May, outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people are allowed, and up to 6 people (or 2 households) indoors, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household - meaning the people you live with - or your support bubble. Where this is not possible, stay 1 metre apart with extra precautions (e.g. wearing a face covering).

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.

  • Toilets at Deep Hayes are currently closed. Toilets are currently available at Chasewater between 11am and 3pm.

  • Cafes at Cannock Chase and Chasewater remain open for take away service.

  • Cannock Chase Visitor Centre will be open from 10am – 3pm Sunday to Wednesday. Chasewater Visitor Centre will be open from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. 

Sites may still be busy - please park carefully to avoid blocking access for emergency vehicles and rangers and do not park on verges. 

Guidance

For everyone’s safety, please follow the guidance to help control the virus. 

Please follow these steps: 

  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

  • Outdoor gatherings can be up to 30 people. Indoor gatherings can be up to 6 people (or 2 households).

  • Follow social distancing guidelines when meeting with anyone from outside your household.

  • 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

  • Keep dogs on leads – now it’s springtime, livestock and wildlife will be rearing young so it’s really important to keep your dog on a lead in the countryside

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.

Cannock

East Staffordshire

Lichfield

Newcastle

Stafford

Staffordshire Moorlands

  • Consall Nature Park
     
  • Deep Hayes Country Park (Please note that due to recent extreme weather there has been some flooding on site; the unsurfaced paths are extremely wet and muddy and are not advisable for children, or adults without appropriate footware. Toilets are currently closed due to staff availability.)

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