Last updated: 1 June 2020
London’s parks and green spaces are crucial for exercise and mental wellbeing. It's vital that Londoners respect these spaces and behave appropriately so they can be enjoyed by everyone.
To stop the spread of COVID-19, you must continue to follow the Government’s rules on social distancing.
There is now new guidance for using parks and green spaces, published on Monday 1 June. The changes mean that you can:
- spend time outdoors, including parks, private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
- exercise as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines
- take part in other outdoor sports and activities, in groups of up to six people, or household groups, provided you adhere to strict social distancing guidelines
- people who play team sports can meet to train together and do things like conditioning or fitness sessions but they must be in separate groups of no more than six and must be 2 metres apart at all times
- continue to stay local, but you can drive to a green space if absolutely necessary. Please avoid public transport wherever possible and walk or cycle where you can.
Despite these changes to the rules, it’s still possible for the coronavirus to spread from person to person, so please ensure you keep 2 metres apart from anyone that you do not live with. As with before, you still cannot:
- use an outdoor gym, playground or any other facility that has been closed
- exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool
- gather in a group of more than six (excluding members of your own household).