Parks and outdoor gyms will be allowed to reopen this weekend as lockdown restrictions are lifted.
It comes at the same time as pubs and restaurants begin to welcome back customers – as well as hairdressers and barbers.
Parks in Warwickshire are planning to open from Saturday, with others opening slightly later.
In North Warwickshire, parks will be open from July 4 with extra measures in place to keep visitors safe.
This includes extra waste collections and clear signage about social distancing.
Families are being urged to avoid the park if it looks busy, to sanitise hands before and after visiting, and to wipe down touch points where possible.
Rugby Borough Council will also be reopening all parks for children to enjoy. In Stratford, green spaces have remained open throughout – including The Recreation Ground and Bancroft Gardens. But the play area at The Recreation Ground will reopen – excluding the sand pit and paddling pool.
The outdoor gym, Orrian close and Stratford Skate Park will also be reopening to the public.
Warwick District Council is opting for a phased reopening of playgrounds and outdoor gyms.
Skateparks, car parks, public toilets and tennis courts are open, with visitors reminded to practice good hygiene and social distancing.
The BMX track at St Nicholas Park and multi use game areas will remain closed for the time being.
The council website reminds people to stay local, and visit spaces near to home, only meeting up to six people outside as per government regulations.
A council spokesperson said: “Our parks and open spaces have remained open for public use throughout lockdown, as a means of exercise and to support mental wellbeing. However, people need to follow government advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure that we can continue to keep these areas open.
“As of Monday July 6, we will begin re-opening children’s’ play areas and green gyms on a phased approach across the borough, supporting social distancing and government guidelines.
“We will be opening local community park facilities first and then the gradual opening of other local play areas across the Borough over coming weeks. The Miners Welfare and Riversley Park play areas will be amongst the last facilities to re-open to support social distancing.”
Signage will be placed on playgrounds giving guidance and advice regarding their safe use, with visitors being asked to follow advice from Public Health England.
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