Council urges caution over Bank Holiday weekend

With the weather forecast looking good, Lichfield District Council is urging its residents to continue to social distance ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend.

With beautiful parks and open spaces across the district, the council is keen to remind residents that it is vital to keep following the government guidelines on social distancing when out and about.

The guidelines include:

  • Keeping two metres apart from others at all times, unless they are part of your household
  • Maintaining good hand hygiene, including washing your hands before and after going out and using hand gel
  • Exercising outdoors as often as you wish – following social distancing guidelines
  • Only meeting one other person from a different household outdoors at a time – following social distancing guidelines
  • Staying at home as much as possible, and not leaving your home if someone in your household has symptoms

Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member for Recycling & Leisure, said: “I know everyone will be looking forward to the long weekend, and we are so lucky to have such wonderful green spaces across the district, including Beacon Park, Fradley Junction, Chasewater Country Park and many more. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and continues following the social distancing measures. Together we can help stop the spread of coronavirus.”

The district’s playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks remain closed for the time being, but parks and open spaces are open for everyone to enjoy, following the government guidelines.

To find out more about how the council is working to make urban centres and outdoor spaces safer, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/saferpublicspaces.

Media enquiries

 Esther Epstein, Press & Communications Officer, Lichfield District Council

T: 01543 308778 E: esther.epstein@lichfielddc.gov.uk