Published 13 May 2020 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic London’s major parks could close if people do not maintain social distancing rules as lockdown restriction are eased. Bodies responsible for maintaining key open spaces in London published an open letter on Wednesday, warning rules must be followed if parks are to stay open. From Wednesday lockdown rules will start being eased. The government has previously said green spaces should close “only as an absolute last resort”. From Wednesday, people in England will be allowed to take part in more outdoor activities , and exercise as much as they want. However, people will still need to follow the social distancing rules by keeping more than 2m (6ft) apart from anyone they do not live with. Since the start of lockdown many local authorities have taken the decision to close parks and green spaces that have become too crowded. THE R NUMBER: What it means and why it matters AIR TRAVELLERS: The new quarantine rules LOOK-UP TOOL: How many cases in your area? RECOVERY: How long does it take to get better? In London the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Parks… Read full this story
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