Residents in Hailsham are being urged by the Town Council to enjoy parks and local spaces safely after coronavirus restrictions continue to be eased.
Public open spaces maintained by the Town Council such as Hailsham Country Park, the Common Pond, Western Road Recreation Ground and the Maurice Thornton Playing Field continue to be well-used as we head closer to summer, although residents are encouraged to continue heeding advice relating to social distancing whilst exercising, meeting with friends, picnicking and enjoying the fresh air.
When visiting the Town Council’s parks and open spaces, people are asked to:
- Observe the latest national social distancing guidelines with each other
- Stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)
- Follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19
- When meeting up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, you can do so safely either in a group of up to 6 from any number of households, or in a group of any size from up to two households
- Refrain from using parks or open spaces if you are exhibiting coronavirus symptoms
“Everyone visiting Hailsham’s parks and open spaces must follow the latest social distancing guidance and enjoy being outside during the spring and summer months responsibly,” said Town Clerk John Harrison.
“With the warmer weather close by and the latest, cautious relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown rules, it can be tempting for many to meet up with as many of their friends and family members as possible outdoors.”
“All we ask of residents is that they do this responsibly and only arrange socially distanced reunions in line with the latest guidelines and the rule of six. If you do meet with people outside your household or support bubble, be sure to follow the 2-metre social distancing rule and respect the health and safety of others at all times.