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Coronavirus: Guidance for outdoors


14 May, 2020 — By Camden Council


Outdoors, including parks

  • You can now leave your home to spend time, and to exercise, in open public spaces more than once a day, with no time limit – as long as you keep a safe 2 metre distance from others.
  • You can spend time outside with members of your household or with just one person from a different household, but in this case you must stay 2 metres apart.
  • Continue to avoid open spaces when they are busy and you are not able to maintain a safe social distance. Be particularly careful on pavements and entrances to parks, where there are likely to be more people.
  • Pools, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skateparks, fitness studios, gyms and indoor leisure centres remain closed.
  • Please remember to wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.

It remains the Council’s responsibility to manage numbers in parks, so it may need to act if these places become overcrowded.

Frontline presence teams continue to be out across Camden to help keep everyone safe. This includes making sure people are following the guidance in parks and open spaces. For more information, go to


  • Avoid using public transport if possible. If you need to travel, consider alternative methods such as walking or cycling.
  • Remember you still cannot travel to visit friends or family in their homes.
  • Wear face coverings if you need to travel by public transport or taxi.
  • If you have to use public transport, try to avoid rush hour.


  • Supermarkets and food shops remain open with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Garden centres can now open but only with appropriate social distancing guidelines in place.
  • If you visit a shop, please a wear face covering.


  • Work from home if you can.
  • If your work cannot be done at home and your workplace is open, please avoid public transport as much as possible.
  • Local businesses should consider their employees’ routes to work to ensure they are able to travel safely.
  • If you have concerns about returning to work, speak to your manager. You can also contact your union.


  • There is no immediate change to guidance around schools, with
  • 1 June the earliest primary schools may open – however this is still under review from the Government.
  • If you need support during this time, contact the Council or visit


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