Waste Maintenance

Please note that our online waste system is down for maintenance from 8pm Tuesday 11th of May for approximately 2 hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.

COVID-19 Parks

Parks

Using our parks during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Parks are an important lifeline for residents needing to get some exercise or fresh air, and are great for physical and mental wellbeing. 

The latest Government guidelines outline the continued importance of following social distancing rules, so keep at least 2 metres between you and other people at all times - apart from those with whom you live with. This is particularly important as parks are currently busy, see the latest requirements below.

Please follow the guidance below when using Sutton’s parks:

  • Do not enter a park if you have any symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath or are self-isolating

  • Always keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household:

    • Use all areas of the park (that are open) and spread out

    • If the park is crowded, do not enter if you cannot stay at a safe distance from others

    • Do not gather in groups of more than two people (unless from the same household)  

    • Gatherings of more than two people in parks or other public spaces are still banned and this will be enforced by the police

  • Follow hygiene advice when you are outside, avoid touching surfaces (such as benches) and wash your hands as soon as you are back home

  • Take hand sanitiser with you as there may not be access to handwashing facilities

  • You are advised to keep your dog on a lead, to ensure you can keep 2 metres away from others

Enjoy your local parks

You can visit a park to:

  • Spend time outdoors

  • Exercise as often as you wish

  • Meet one other person (not in your household) at 2 metres apart

  • Visit the parks cafe for takeaway service only.  

  • Take your children to the playground

 Remember

  • You can use park benches and children's playgrounds, but please note are not sanitised, so use hand sanitiser after use.

  • Do not use closed facilities – these will include outdoor gyms, tennis courts, skate parks and ballcourts  – these are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Please dispose of litter including face masks carefully in the bins provided.  If the bins are full please take your litter home.

  • Follow hygiene advice when you are outside, avoid touching surfaces (such as benches) and wash your hands as soon as you are back home.