From Saturday 16. May the park will open from 7Am East side and 7:30 AM West side and close at 5pm. See all therules to observe. Have fun in our local park
As announced yesterday, by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, from Wednesday 13. May 2020 people are allowed to use the park again for sun bathing and group sports. People are allowed to use benches. We are also allowed to leave the home unlimited times.
However, people should only stay together closely only in groups with people they usually share a home with. All other gatherings need to show people staying 2 metres apart. So you can meet up with A FRIEND outside as long as you stay 2 metres apart.
Fines are increasing for breaches.
Further details on the new rules can be found here. I am still awaiting confirmation from Tower Hamlets council on the changes.
Please stay at home whenever you can, and stay away at least 2 metres from those around you.
A strong recommendation is that those who go to crowded indoor spaces like shops or public transport, please wear face masks.
Victoria Park is open for reduced opening hours from 8:30 – 16:00 and is a great opportunity to get a walk a day. Please note there are dedicated entry and exit points and all should keep to the left of a path. The park is patrolled by wardens.
Currently people are expected to keep moving and benches are taped up. So anybody planning a walk needs to consider which route to take because there are no resting stations.
People are currently not allowed to use the grass for sun bathing, everybody has to keep moving.
Plan a short walk around the smaller park if you are taking short walks and take the route around the large part if you can cope with that. The large park walk is around 3.5km long and takes 6.000 steps.
Walkers have to keep dogs on leads and all water stations have been taped up too, so bring a drink of water, if you anticipate needing one.