23rd March 2020


All play areas under the Town Council’s management in Bradford on Avon are now closing with immediate effect.

The risk of transmission from child to child on play equipment is thought to represent too great a risk to the public as we seek to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

The Town’s open spaces will remain open at this time. We understand the role they can play in aiding well being through the outbreak. However, we are urging everyone who visits our parks and open spaces to practice social distancing of at least 2 metres between persons from separate households.

This is vital if we are to slow or halt the person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.

If social distancing rules are not followed in our parks then we may have to review this position and they could then be closed to the public. We therefore strongly urge people to avoid any large gatherings, and observe social distancing of 2 metres between persons, so that parks/open spaces can remain open.