Communication from Solihull MBC – Use of Public Spaces from 13 May

‘Please enjoy our parks safely and sensibly’

 Local residents are being asked to enjoy Solihull’s parks responsibly following new government guidance which permits the use of parks for relaxation as well as exercise from Wednesday 13 May.

Visitors to Solihull’s parks and open spaces will see new signage asking them to observe the two metre social distancing guidance if they are with somebody that they don’t live with.

 Car parks and tennis courts will also reopen. Courts can be booked at –

However, outdoor gyms, play areas, multi-use games areas and other equipment will remain closed as there is a higher risk of close contact and touching surfaces contaminated with COVID-19 in these spaces.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways Cllr Ken Hawkins said: “We welcome the new Government guidance which allows people to enjoy our parks for both exercise and relaxation.

“Our beautiful parks have become even more important for people’s physical and mental health but please enjoy them safely and sensibly.

“You can visit with people you live with or one person that you don’t live with. If you’re with someone you don’t live with, remember to observe the two metre social distancing guidance. So no team sports apart from members of your own household.”