13 May 2020

The Government's guidance states that from today Wednesday 13 May people can exercise outdoors as often as they wish while following social distancing guidelines. They can use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart.

Changes to parks and countryside sites from today Wednesday 13 May include:

*Social gatherings of more than two people from different households are still not permitted. However, it is now possible to meet a single individual from outside your household group outdoors, if social distancing is observed.

*All our playgrounds and outdoor gyms, skate parks and the Highwood pump track are to remain closed at present in line with Government guidance. It is still not permitted to play team games, except with members of your immediate household.

*Our tennis courts and ball courts have re-opened, but the guidance about social distancing remains in place. Pe-bookable courts only at horshamparktennis.com (Charges do apply)

*It is now permissible to drive to take exercise or visit outdoors sites.

Visit Horsham District Council's website for full details about our parks and countryside sites, including what is open and what is closed.

Everyone is being urged to be alert for others and stay 2m apart, not to gather socially and to take their litter home with them.