Do not use play equipment in parks

Police in the High Peak are reminding people that all equipment in children's play areas in local parks remains out of bounds.

As of Wednesday (May 13), people can now spend more time outside as the government begins to ease some coronavirus lockdown measures.

Unlimited exercise is now permitted, providing you enforce social distancing - so you're at least two metres apart from people outside of your own household. People can now drive as far as they want to exercise "irrespective of distance" and for "leisure purposes" including sunbathing. 

You can also meet one person from outside your household - again whilst staying two metres apart. It has to be in an outdoor public place, NOT in a garden. Physically distanced sports are allowed - such as golf, fishing, basketball and tennis - but only with one other person. 

But playgrounds, outdoor gyms and "ticketed outdoor leisure venues" - where there is a higher risk of close contact - are still off limits to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

A post on the Buxton Police SNT Facebook page is reminding local people that areas have been closed with the authority of local councils and the changes to Government guidelines do not affect the closures.

It adds: "Please also remember that gathering in groups, even in open spaces, is still prohibited and that the two metre social distancing rule still applies." 

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