Plan to avoid busy Doncaster parks this Easter, warns Council

People in Doncaster are being warned to plan ahead this weekend so they can avoid busy parks and beauty spots as coronavirus restrictions are eased across the country.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 9:46 am

The town’s green spaces are expected to be busier than normal with people allowed to meet in groups again outdoors, coupled with a spell of warm weather.

A Doncaster Council spokesman said: “We want everyone to enjoy the Easter holidays responsibly and safely. This includes washing hands, covering faces, making spaces and taking your litter with you.

“We also know that some places in Doncaster might be busier than others with visitors over the next few weeks. We'd suggest planning your trips and having a backup or two in mind just in case the park or area you choose looks too busy when you arrive.

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Doncaster's parks and beauty spots are expected to be busy this weekend.

“We've got a list of all our parks and green spaces across the borough. Your nearest one might be closer - and quieter - than you think.”

Under yesterday’s changes, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either six people (the Rule of 6) OR two households are allowed.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, have reopened, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

The 'stay at home' guidance has been lifted, but we should still stay local as much as we can.

A spokesman added: “Make sure we stick to social distancing - even when visiting friends and family in private gardens

“Carrying on with these things will help us keep our numbers low, and mean that we can continue on the roadmap out of lockdown and back to normality. Let's do it for Doncaster!”