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All council-owned play areas will close with immediate effect

Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Following current Government guidance on social distancing, all Northampton Borough Council-owned play areas will be closed for the public with immediate effect until further notice.

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “We’re advising residents to stay at home and follow government advice because it's absolutely vital in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

“At the same time, we understand that it is important to get some much-needed outside time, therefore we will keep the parks open for the public, but if people choose to go to parks, they should do this responsibly and follow the social distancing rule – keep at least two metres apart.

 “We are all in this together, although there are a lot of temptations out there, we absolutely must adjust to this new reality as we all play our part in stopping the spread of the virus.”