East London’s Victoria Park is set to reopen on Saturday, April 11, with limited hours.
Victoria Park was forced to close on Wednesday, March 25, after visitors failed to comply with the government sanctioned social distances measures. (Featured image: Images George Rex)
However, Tower Hamlets Council took to Twitter last night to announce that the park would open once more, but with limited hours and new control measures in place.
Victoria Park will reopen on Saturday 11 April from 8am, with reduced opening hours and new control measures in place.
— Tower Hamlets Council (@TowerHamletsNow) April 8, 2020
According to the Tower Hamlets website, the east side of the park will be open from 8am to 4pm, and the west side will open from 8:30am to 4pm.
New control measures for Victoria Park include:
- The park is open for exercise only. You must keep moving.
- Leisure cycling is only allowed for children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult.
- No gatherings, sunbathing, picnics or sport games.
- Stay two metres away from other visitors at all times.
- Use of playgrounds, toilets, gym equipment and benches is prohibited.
- Give way to people exiting the park.
- Keep left on pathways and avoid narrow ones.
- Keep dogs on a lead and on the grass, where possible.
- Treat staff, police and others with respect.
- Anyone who enters Victoria Park when it is locked does so at their own risk.
They also urge visitors to follow the government’s guidance regarding outdoor exercise: heading outside no more than once a day (that’s a run or a walk, either alone or with other people from your household), staying two metres away from anyone outside of your household, and washing your hands as soon as you’re back indoors.
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