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Enjoy the weekend sunshine whilst practicing social distancing

Social Distancing Guidance Published Friday, 20th March 2020

Many of us are now spending more time at home and indoors due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The first signs of spring are showing, and a sunny forecast is predicted across Worcestershire this weekend.

Despite the testing times we’re experiencing, it’s still a great chance to get out in the open air if you can.

If you’re social distancing, you can still enjoy the sunshine at home. It would be an ideal chance for those who are keen gardeners to get out there and grow your own.

You may not be able to take a trip to the cinema or arrange to meet up with family and friends this weekend, but you can take advantage of some of the wonderful green spaces that Worcestershire has to offer, as long as you observe social distancing guidelines.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Being outside in the open air, in whichever way you can, is a really good way of maintaining good mental health during these really strange times we’re experiencing at the moment.

“The new social distancing guidance may have changed the way you plan your weekend, but it doesn’t alter the fact that Worcestershire has some great green spaces to visit.”

Worcestershire’s Countryside Greenspaces include Waseley Hills Country Park, Worcester Woods Country Park, Hartlebury Common, St Wulstan’s Nature Reserve, Blackstone Riverside Park, Leapgate Old Railway Line and a number of picnic places such as Pershore Bridges, Eckington Wharf, Fish Hill and Ankerdine Common.

New social distancing guidelines mean:

  • Everybody should be taking part in social distancing……even if you don’t have underlying medical conditions or symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Social distancing means avoiding contact with other people..In general, this means remaining two metres away from anyone else at all times.
  • Social distancing is about adjusting your behaviour. For instance, don’t go to pubs or restaurants, and work from home if you can.
  • Social distancing doesn’t mean you need to lock yourself away.

For further information on the new social distancing guidelines, please visit the official GOV.UK dedicated website page.