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The Government’s priority is to save lives and protect the NHS. However, at this time exercise is even more important than ever and spending time in green spaces can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.

Please follow this guidance in order to stay safe during your daily exercise

  • Go for a walk, run or cycle for as long as you wish each day.
  • Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily but you are now able to travel for your exercise.
  • Go out with members of your own household and you can also now meet up with one other person from outside your household.
  • Keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside your household at all times.
  • If you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air.
  • Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.

Visiting Nene Park

Our Park remains open for local people who are able to visit the Park on foot or by bike.  Our car parks are opening on Wednesday 13 May to allow people to travel for exercise. 

The toilets are opening on Wednesday 13 May and the cafes will offer a limited service from Friday 15 May.

The Visitor Centre, Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre and all play areas remain closed until further notice.

If you visit the Park please follow our guidelines when visiting:

Footpaths: Please keep to one side so others may pass at a safe distance. If needed, walk on the grass to the side of the path until it is safe to return to the path.

Bridges: Wait for others to cross before you do and please do not linger; be considerate of others and try not to touch the handrails.

    Dog walking: We strongly urge you to keep dogs on a lead to conform with social distancing guidelines

    Hygiene: Wash your hands before and after your visit.  Hand sanitiser stations and hand washing facilities can be found in the toilets and at the pay machines.

    Cyclists: Maintain a reduced speed in the Park and a two metre distance from pedestrians at all times. Please do not use the Bluebell Wood boardwalk; cycling is not permitted.

    Can I meet up with family and friends? Following the updated Government social distancing guidelines (11th May) you can only enjoy the Park with family from you immediate household or meeting up with ONE family member or friend from another household

    Read the most up to date guidance in the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy here

The Duty Ranger will still remain on site during normal operating hours, however they will be responding to emergency situations only. All other queries or enquiries should be emailed to: visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk and the team will endeavour to answer as soon as is practicably possible.

If you are showing symptoms similar to those associated with the virus (for example: fever, cough, breathlessness), we politely ask that you do not visit and follow self-isolation advice.

Other helfpul resources:

  • Read our full list of Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Park's response to the Coronavirus.
  • The Nene Park education team has been busy creating daily activities for children and families to keep them entertained. These are shared on our social media channels or can be downloaded from our website - please click here to enjoy!
  • No-one is ever far from a green space, such as a local park. To find the nearest green space anywhere in the country you can use the online tool at:Ordnance Survey (OS).

As you know, Nene Park Trust is a charitable organisation and relies on public support to manage the upkeep of our beautiful green spaces for all of the community to enjoy. Whilst we will work hard to keep the Park operating, any support you can give will help considerably to ensure the continuation of our services.  Please click here if you are able to support us during these unexpected and unprecedented times.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

From all at Nene Park Trust

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