COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON USING PLAY PARKS AND THE COUNTRY PARK
Please can we ask everyone who uses our play parks and the Country Park to follow current (as of 23 March 2020) Government guidance on social distancing.
If residents and their household are not self-isolating, they are welcome to use our play areas – as long as they and their children continue to follow Government advice and practice social distancing. According to the World Health Organisation, individuals can ensure social distancing by maintaining “at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is not from your household”.
If anyone in a household exhibits symptoms of coronavirus, including a high temperature or a continuous cough, then the Government’s advice is that everyone in the household must self-isolate. This means that everyone in the home will need to stay at home for 14 days, from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms. If families are isolating then that means they and others who they live with should not leave the house at all, or even open the door to delivery drivers and therefore children should not be leaving the house either alone or accompanied to go to parks or play areas.
When using the play equipment in our play parks please be aware that the coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for several hours.
Welcome to Cranbrook Country Park, 30 hectares of beautiful varied habitats and public amenity spaces. I’m Alice, and as the new Country Park Ranger here, I am keen to work with the Cranbrook community to learn about and explore the great outdoors together.
The natural world and our existence go hand in hand and it is so important for everyone to have access to green spaces. The health and wellbeing benefits of green spaces are immense and being outdoors in nature has been proven to deliver lasting mental health benefits. Not only that, green spaces help reduce pollution by filtering dust and pollutants from the air; they draw carbon out of the atmosphere helping in the fight against climate change; they provide a range of food and habitats for wildlife, and trees in particular help reduce the erosion of soils during flooding.
Cranbrook is so fortunate to have this incredible resource at the heart of its community. I’m really looking forward to working with the people of Cranbrook to make the most of this amazing space for people and for nature.
If you have any ideas on what you’d like to see happening in the Country Park or are interested in future volunteer work with us including events, surveys and practical tasks, I’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org