National lockdown: parks and leisure update

The government announced on Monday 4 January, following a rapid increase in Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, there will be a new national lockdown.

Government guidance is to Stay at Home. You must not leave, or be outside of your home, except where necessary.

See the latest information on leisure, parks and markets.

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Fitness licences in Tower Hamlets parks

If you wish to use a Tower Hamlets park to run a group exercise or personal training session, you need a licence.

Licensing group fitness or personal trainers means that:

  • we protect Tower Hamlets parks
  • access to parks is preserved for all park users
  • fitness operators are fully qualified and insured to protect park users.

Apply for a fitness licence



If you are a not for profit organisation or run classes for free or on a donation basis, you should still apply for a licence. Please complete the form and we will contact you with more information. 

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