COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : Latest information and advice

What is the current situation with the COVID -19 (Coronavirus) and where to find more information.

Information from the London Borough of Sutton

COVID-19 Parks


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

Our 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 have outlined 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 in our parks - with warmer weather and greater use, we still risk putting each other in danger.  

We are constantly monitoring this situation regarding our parks and will follow further Public Health advice as and when it is issued. 

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

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

  • Use the reopened tennis courts for tennis only


  • Do not use closed facilities – these will include outdoor gyms, play areas, public toilets and ballcourts  – these are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Park benches are not sanitised, if you use them avoid touching surfaces

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

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