A statement on the use of Victoria Park during Covid-19
Parks and leisure update
We are now moving through the Prime Minister's roadmap out of lockdown. Everyone must stay local and follow the rules, which includes the rule of six indoors (or two households) and upto 30 people outdoors.
More information on current restrictions and guidelines is available on the government website.
Remember, advice around Covid-19 can change, so keep up to date with the latest information.
Please use the following responsibly and follow government current guidance.
- Parks – OPEN (please try your best to avoid busy areas/overcrowding)
- Playgrounds – OPEN (wash your hands before/after use)
- Public toilets - OPEN (wash your hands before/after use and cover your face)
Social distancing and safe behaviours should be followed.
When around others, stay TWO METRES apart from anyone not in your household. Where this is not possible, stay ONE METRE apart and take extra precautions (such as wearing a face covering).
Please refer to guidance for the latest detail: When you can leave home; Exercising and meeting other people; Where and when you can meet in larger groups; Sports and physical activity; and, Coronavirus (Covid-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing).
Stay safe. Thank you for your patience and support.
Victoria Park is open as normal - from 7am until dusk, daily.
Safety measures for Victoria Park
In addition to regular patrols by our parks team, Tower Hamlets enforcement officers (THEOs) and the police, there have been several new safety measures introduced which are clearly signposted in the park, outlined as follows:
- Always maintain a social distance from other visitors
- Considerate cycling is allowed – do not travel too fast or too close to others
- Give way to people exiting the park
- Keep left on pathways and avoid narrow ones
- We recommend dogs are kept on a lead to support effective social distancing
- Anyone who enters Victoria Park when it is locked does so at their own risk
If you have coronavirus symptoms, stay at home.
Failure to follow these new safety measures and guidelines
The health and safety of residents remains our priority and failure to follow social distancing could result a fine or closure of the park. It is vital that the small minority who break the law do not jeopardise our borough and the nation’s recovery.
Read more about current guidance on GOV.UK.